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Battistero, Pisa
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The construction of Battistero, 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. Plan your visit to Battistero and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Pisa vacation planner.
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  • Come to Pisa with friends, for a rediscovery and the magic is always present. The monuments are just magnificent and grandiose! Not to be missed! The Battistero is beautiful, outside like inside!
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  • We were give day and night actually is nice because it is surrounded by a beautiful green lawn. Nice because manned by the police and there gift vendors
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  • Bought tickets to 2 venues on the leaning tower site including this one. A beautiful space with lovely views from the upper floor. At 11am someone sang/chanted in Italian which was beautiful, the acou...  more »