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A beautiful building best known for its elaborately sculpted doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti.
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Piazza di San Giovanni, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

In the early days of the church, before entry to a Catholic church, newbies needed to be baptized. These structures were always either adjacent to or very near the churches and cathedrals. Later iterations incorporated the baptismal functions inside the church itself. So, when visiting...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed yesterday

The octogonal construction is amazing and impressive. The paintings in the ceiling beautifull and vary with the light. It is being restaured, what is really needed since it shows signs of degradation in some pannels and the floor.

Thank Lucia Helena A
Reviewed yesterday

The inside of the baptistry is a must see! The ceiling is a beautiful gold with very detailed depictions of religious figures. On the outside, check out the doors - then visit the Duomo museum to see the originals.

Thank Krazykat26
Reviewed yesterday

The ceiling is fantastic, like the works you find in Ravenna. The extirior with the copies of the doors is grand too

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was included in the Duomo museum pass and both days we walked past (afternoon) there were no queues. Worth 15 minutes or so to admire the impressive gold ceiling, a quick visit by enjoyable.

Thank Adventuresandexplore
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The exterior and the doors in particular are the main feature of this building. Inside, the dome is decorated and there is an excellent fresco of a devil eating some people. Only really worth going in if the queue is short and you entry free,...More

Thank TravelEmmPee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When we first tried to visit in the morning there was a long queue. We went back around lunchtime and there was no queue. Inside the painted ceiling was spectacular.

Thank Wilcoxm51
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a room. An ornate room with medieval Christian art. Not much to see. Sure it has an interesting past but it’s just ok. Included in the price with the bell tower and the other Duomo sites.

Thank TMSTZ12
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest buildings in the city, dating from the 11th century, is this octagonal Romanesque building. This is one of the most visited points of the city, famous for its doors. The southern doors are the work of Andrea Pisano, and the north...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the oldest building in the piazza and is made of green and white marble. It has an interesting octagonal shape and beautiful golden mosaics inside. The original doors can be viewed in the museum behind the Duomo. We had a prepaid ticket and...More

Thank BrisbaneBetty
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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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Response from LouisfromLondon | Reviewed this property |
Disabled access yes, no bathrooms for anyone
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Response from MissDawnAnn | Reviewed this property |
Going into the Church part of the Duomo is free (it's a church), but if you want to visit the museum/archeological dig below it, climb the steps, or any of the other sites, you need the ticket. It is worth the money!