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Built in its present form in Gothic style in the first half of the XIV c. on the site of the old “Paleochristian” and Baptismal church of Santa Maria and San Giovanni. The name “in corte” certifies the presence of a Curtis domini regis, the...more
Piazza del Duomo, Pistoia, Italy
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

It is nearly larger and surely more imposing than the Cathedral itself. Together with the immense bell tower they were built in the 12th century in the typical Romanesque style in white marble and green serpentine. Though unadorned and without frescoes, apart from a beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 17 October 2018

The baptistery was consecrated in the 12th century, but it was finished later by design of Andrea Pisano in the characteristically Pistoian bands of white and dark green. The interior is simple with the nice Gothic pulpit, added in 1399 and a reconstructed baptismal font....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The baptistery in Florence may be famous for its doors, but the Pistoia baptistery has a more beautiful exterior and it is unique in having a exterior preaching area.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

The floor is decorated with beautiful marble inlay with imaginary animals and designs typical of imported fabrics, Inside the Baptistery are also two Roman sarcophagi, and some funerary monuments,

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amar_globetrotter
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This 14th century baptistry is worth a quick visit, it is free, there is little or no wait. For centuries most of the citizens of Florence were baptized here in this impressive building.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank daanddo
Reviewed 20 August 2018

First built in the 11th century over some older temple, then enlarger in the 12th and the 13th, clad with expensive marble so typical in Italy. Three sets of absolutely breath-taking bronze doors lead to the building , the last one –gilded, the Door of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kwiewiorowski
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Small and beautiful baptistery. Quick visit, free and no line. Some interesting architecture. Near the cathedral.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Akivz
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This Gothic baptistry was built in 14th Century with design by Andrea Pisano. It is octagonal and dressed in bands of alternative white and grey marble and is crowned with elegant blind arcades.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AndreL750
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Visited here when we went to purchase ticket to see the hidden alter and climb the tower, Spectacular Carrara marble finish and very impressive

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mickm320
Reviewed 16 May 2018

If you have your scheduled duomo tour ticket, you have a ticket into the Baptistery. I don't recommend trying to do them both the same day. Why wait in a long line? Plan to get up the following morning and be at the head of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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