Battistero del Duomo, Padua

4.5
Surround yourself with some gems of early Renaissance art at Battistero del Duomo. Adjacent to the Padua Cathedral, this small baptistery is easy to miss, but once you step inside you'll be amazed by the collection of frescoes. The work of 14th-century painter Giusto de' Menabuoi, the paintings tell stories of the Bible, the most remarkable of which is the depiction of paradise inside the dome of the baptistery. Using the shape of the dome, the artist manages to create an almost three-dimensional image. You'll pay a fee to enter the baptistery, but the site does allow you to take photos. It's not a bad idea to bring a camera with a strong zoom lens or a pair of binoculars to fully enjoy the details on the frescoes. To visit Battistero del Duomo and other attractions in Padua, use our Padua day trip app .
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  • The entire baptistery was superbly frescoed by Giusto de ' Menabuoi. Definitely worth the visit. A little grumpy the gentleman at the ticket desk.
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  • Very nice old paintings on the wall and ceiling that make you think of Rome. Finally, like all churches and religious buildings in Italy, we take a lot of eyes. Work on a part of the baptistery was underway
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  • Very interesting the structure and history of the baptistery. I want to emphasize the kindness and collaboration of the Caretaker/doorman/guide.
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