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Battistero di Cremona, Cremona

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  • Outwardly you well in the square the city, even if that partial white coating is at least discuss. Inside is very simple and you can see some artifacts from the middle ages. Admission fee. Possibility of combined ticket with the Torrazzo. During the visit was arranged a small concert with violin, which amused the audience.
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  • Located south of piazza del duomo typically in brick, with inside a dome into segments open to the Center by an oculus. Large and spacious tall is 34 meters, very characteristic the interior lighting with the Sun penetrates from a double set of Windows under the top of the dome, beautiful baptismal font in the center of the building on a block of marble rosso Verona and the gilded wooden statue of the risen Christ, beautiful also the altar of our Lady and St Blaise, gorgeous the altar of the crucifix with fresco.
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  • The baptistery of San Giovanni is located adjacent to the duomo (once connected), it measures 34 meters tall and 20.50 in diameter. It is an octagonal Romanesque building crowned by an elegant gallery. The bronze statue, cast in one piece, the Archangel Gabriele, now replaced with a copy, was placed at the top of the Lantern. Originally the baptistery had three gates: North, South and East, the latter closed in 1952. The North Gate facing the pizza of the municipality is framed by a porch consists of two lions in the likeness of the porch of the Cathedral. The construction technique of the time brought forward by almost two centuries that the cupola di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Brunelleschi's work. It is an architectural work of great interest that inspired many artists over the centuries. Pausing to admire the baptistery from the inside, you notice that the light shines through a double set of overlapping mullioned Windows and the Lucerne located on top of the dome. Two columns are stacked next to each wall and this gives a sense of grandeur and lightness to this severe construction. The choice of the octagonal plan is an explicit reference to the "eighth day", the day after the Sabbath, the day of resurrection, the day of the new creation. In the Centre stands a large octagonal cistern: a single monolithic block of red marble, crowned by a small statue of the risen Christ in gilded wood. Where there are left and right now the altar there were originally two doors from which one entered first and which second it went directly into the. Cathedral, in that the two structures were originally connected. Exiting and reliving the perimeter of the baptistery we note that while the facades of the southern part kept its original appearance which is the terracotta cladding, the two sides on the square are coated to match the marble façade of the Cathedral. Trivia: in the outer southern wall, in masonry, are fixed the official unit of measurement in use in the city of Cremona, in accordance with the requirements contained in the regulation of the city in 1388. If you find yourself in Cremona even for a few, the baptistery is worth a visit along with the ascent to the Torrazzo, also because you can make a single ticket also save a few euros.
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  • By looking a little stocky, the Cremona baptistery lacks the momentum that characterises the Torrazzo, giving the impression of an architecture a little seedy, also due to the fact that only half of the building was covered with marble, while the other half is the poor relation of the bricks with which he was raised. I wonder if this has been induced by changing economic or political circumstances, or if there was anything a symbolic wishes!
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  • Very nice not to be missed. Visit absolutely
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  • Very nice, they give you a sheet with explained the history of the baptistery
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  • Pretty awesome, not as an external baptistery. expectations.
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  • Cremona baptistery, located next to the Cathedral.
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