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The Florence Baptistery, also known as the Baptistery of Saint John, is a religious building in Florence, Italy, and has the status of a minor basilica. The octagonal baptistery stands in both the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza San Giovanni, across from Florence Cathedral and the Campanile di Giotto.The Baptistery is one of the oldest buildings in the city, constructed between 1059 and 1128 in the Florentine Romanesque style. Although the Florentine style did not spread across Italy as widely as the Pisan Romanesque or Lombard styles, its influence was decisive for the subsequent development of architecture, as it formed the basis from which Francesco Talenti, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, and the other architects created Renaissance architecture. In the case of the Florentine Romanesque, one can speak of "proto-renaissance", but at the same time an extreme survival of the late antique architectural tradition in Italy, as in the cases of the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto, the Temple of Clitumnus, the church of Sant'Alessandro in Lucca.Arrange your visit to Baptistery and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pistoia using our Pistoia family vacation planner.
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Even genieten van de bijzondere bouwstijl. Deze doopkapel los van de kerk is anders als de overige gebouwen. De moeite waard om even binnen te lopen.Enjoy the special architectural style. This baptistery los of the Church is different as the other buildings. Worth.show original
Esternamente è davvero notevole, al pari dei battisteri più famosi della Toscana, ma dentro risulta spoglio e privo di particolare attrattiva.Externally is truly remarkable, as are the most famous baptisteries of Tuscany, but inside is bare and devoid of particular attractiveness.show original
Budynek z zewnątrz robi wrażenie, cały w charakterystyczne dla regionu biało - zielone pasy. Wnętrze jednak surowe i skromne - warto zajrzeć ale bez nastawiania się na bogate zdobienia czy malowidła.The building from the outside is impressive, all in typical of the region white and green stripes. The Interior, however, raw and modest-worth a look but no adjustment on the rich decorations or paintings.show original
Monumental expressi on of 13th century architecture. Well maintained. Beautiful experience!!!
Mattia DragoI agree with others in saying it looks miniature although the baptistery of Florence within has nothing to doshow original
Emma Carolina Pacheco MenesesCute and simpleshow original
Marcello grantiniGem that embeds itself on the one hand, the central square in Pistoia. Tuscan style, very nice to get lost in the detailsshow original
Alessandro DigilioA beautiful monument, deserves to be visitedshow original
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