Battistero di Parma, Parma

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The octagonal, pink marble Battistero di Parma marks the transition between Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. Under a painted domed ceiling, arches, and alcoves, gaze upward at the painstakingly detailed artwork inside the 13th-century building. Purchase an audio guide to learn about the paintings and history of the baptistery in more detail. Using our online itinerary creator, Parma attractions like Battistero di Parma can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • In the middle of town, next to the Cathedral of Parma, this wonderful property stands out for its originality. Inside you can enjoy frescoes and medieval sculptures kept in excellent condition. Tickets cost 8 euros and includes a visit to the baptistery and the Diocesan Museum.
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  • Is one of the landmarks of the city and I couldn't see it. Beautiful Romanesque building in Verona marble. Monument dedicated to the ritual of baptism and dating from around 1200 by the octagonal shape should be visited externally and internally. To photograph in its many friezes and the many details to be discovered, perhaps with a small smattering of based on its history and its functions. Must see once in town.
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  • Unfortunately when I visited the exterior was partially renovated, but always beautiful both interior and exterior spaces decorated
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  • Stunning interior, worth the admission price, tickets from the Diocesan museum in the opposite side of the square, a double ticket for both museums costs €8.
  • Probably the top of the Parma historic sights. Very well documented frescoes. Worth to sit down in a shadow of all Saints around and think not only about masters, creating such a wonderfull place, but also about yourself ... you can still go into more details, once visiting the museum opposite to Battistero, where you should even buy a ticket for both sightseeings.
  • I haven't accessed the Baptistery as it was 8€ per adults and I don't believe it's fair to pay to access for Christian places. However the structure is stunning from outside too. Pink marble looks shiny during sunny days and it complements the square with the beautiful Parma Cathedral
  • A single magnificent jewel of mediaeval times. Twelfth century octagonal building of pink marble with a huge baptismal font at its centre, decorated from floor to dome ( five storeys up ) with wonderful mediaeval frescoes and sculptures. Very crowded but well organised - it is a wonder, with many styles and varied subject matter, though sadly some clearly some find little there to excite them.
  • Pretty nice.
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