Battistero del Duomo, Padua

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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  • Baptistery is in the center of Padua, just besides Duomo. As in many other Italian cities, the Baptistery building is older than the cathedral itself. You pay several euro for entering, and this is th...  more »
  • Padua's old town. The brick does not stand out too much. Baptistery have a splendid fresco is next to the pay!
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  • The frescoes by Giusto De Menabuoi are outstanding, are certainly seen at least once in their lifetime. The building is definitely a very important piece of history of the city and from an artistic point of view is priceless. Visit absolutely recommended.
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  • The best way is to take a seat and take in all the paintings around you. Consider how old it is and how long it took to complete
  • Truly remarkable and mesmerizing frescoed interior.
  • Unmissable for anyone visiting Padua!!! Some of the most beautiful frescoes in Italy, worth the 3 eur entrance!!
  • The baptistery of the Cathedral, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, is a church located next to the Cathedral in Padua. Inside one of the most important fresco cycles of the 14th century masterpiece by Giusto de Menabuoi. Very interesting! not to be missed and an almost obligatory stage when visiting Padova
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  • Room of extraordinary baptistery by his paintings to murals including the lives of Jean-Baptiste and that of Jesus. Unfortunately it is forbidden to take pictures... The entry price (dec 2017) is €3 per person and € 2 in reduced rate.
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