Baptistery of St. John, Pisa

4.3
World heritage site · Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
The construction of Baptistery of St. John, the largest baptistery in Italy, started in 1152 but unsurprisingly considering its size wasn’t finished until 1363. Take in the imposing 55 m (180 ft) building with its circumference of 107 m (352 ft). Observe how the building leans 0.6 degrees towards Pisa's cathedral. It was built on the same unstable sand as the famous leaning tower. The grand exterior architecture transitions from Romanesque style in the lower section to Gothic in the higher section. Inside the baptistery are stained-glass windows and a bronze statue of Saint John the Baptist. On two of the pillars, look for the signature of Diotisalvi, who designed the building. Add Baptistery of St. John to your Pisa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Pisa trip builder website.
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  • Baptistery – really interesting XII century building with gothic, architectural features that are matching the cathedral. Upper gallery offers a chance to take tremendous pictures of the frontal of...  more »
  • Right across the entrance of the Duomo and adjacent to the cemetery there is a magnificent building, which sole purpose is to assist in baptizing ceremonies. This marvel is a lust for the eye and...  more »
  • Fantastic building, although didn't go inside but looks good from the outside. It was evening time when I got here. The sun just setting, which made this building stand out even more. It wasn't too.....  more »

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