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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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  • Loved to be enjoying this wonderful work, is a show of beauty and wealth of details, is full of very good restaurants.
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  • It is located in the square of miracles along with the Cathedral of Pisa and the leaning tower of Pisa. Is a beautiful marble baptistirio. The only reason I didn't put five is because I don't think it should be so high the price of entry.
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  • We bought the ticket for the Cathedral (free), the Baptistry and the Camposanto. The Interior is beautiful, although the view from the outside remains for me the best. Anyway not to be missed.
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