The Baptistery of St. John, Florence

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The Baptistery of St. John is one of the oldest buildings in the city, constructed between 1059 and 1128. It's renowned for the three sets of bronze doors. Observe how the eight lower panels of the south doors depict the virtues of hope, faith, charity, humility, fortitude, temperance, justice, and prudence. The most famous set, the east doors, are a copy; the originals are being preserved in the Duomo's museum. You still get a sense of their importance and you can admire the depiction of "The Story of Joseph." Inside the baptistery, be sure to look up at the domed, mosaic ceiling. Use our Florence holiday maker to add The Baptistery of St. John and other attractions to your Florence vacation plans.
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  • The baptistery of San Giovanni. It is a building that was built in front of the famous dome of Santa maria Del Fiore. Its structure resembles that of the dome but it seems that the baptistery was placed on this square by chance seems to spoil the view of the entrance of the dome. This a very special octagon. But it's been a thousand and five hundred years old. The interior remains beautiful, an extraordinary décor. There are beautiful bas reliefs. A monument to see.
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  • There is only combi ticket available (Dome, museum, battestro) at 18€. But there are no available time to visit Dome for a few upcoming days but you have to pay 18€. Shame on Duomo for this corruption...  more »
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  • It’s a hexagonal building. It’s beautifully pained all over the sealing. The big Jesus sitting on a throne welcomes you warmly. The paintings are beautiful and well described in the pamphlets distributed there. The good thing is, you can buy a combined ticket for Dome, Copula, the bell tower and the baptistery. It’s all worth it. It’s a very peaceful place to sit and get amazed.
  • Its' very beautiful indeed, but it;s just a small building (it will take you around 10 minutes to see it all?) and the three of its impressive doors are in the museum next door anyway.
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