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Battistero del Duomo, Padua
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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. With our custom trip planner, Padua attractions like Battistero del Duomo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Beautiful! But this place is not well publicized, you are likely to see the Cathedral (which, incidentally, has looked lumpy and afternoon timetables only opens at four) and don't mind the baptistery right next door. It would take an indication more visible especially for tourists.
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  • connected to the Cathedral dedicated to St John the Baptist, entirely frescoed by GIUSTO DE MENABUOI, with stories of Genesis, the Apocalypse of Saint John the Baptist, the frescoes still represents one of the spectacular 300 cycles. The building, dating from the 12th century has a square plan, with high circular drum
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  • We always speak very often saddle dear our SCROVEGNI Chapel in Padua but if we are in addition to all the things you can see for sure it is worth visiting the baptistery of the Cathedral WONDER of our artwork!
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  • Unmissable for anyone visiting Padua!!! Some of the most beautiful frescoes in Italy, worth the 3 eur entrance!!
  • From outside it doesn't seem interesting. But inside is magnificent. Not to be missed. Advice: buy the book (6.50 €) and then read it to discover the story told by these beautiful frescoes.
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  • It is wonderful. Frescoed ceiling times included. Recommend the Padova Card so you have access to all the other sights of Padua
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  • The incredible beauty of the frescoes Menabuoi. For photography turned a blind eye. Thanks to them.
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  • A gem of exquisite beauty
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