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Battistero del Duomo di Padova - World Heritage Site, Padua

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Surround yourself with some gems of early Renaissance art at Battistero del Duomo di Padova - World Heritage Site. Adjacent to the Padua Cathedral, this small baptistery is easy to miss, but once you step inside you'll be amazed by the collection of frescoes. The work of 14th-century painter Giusto de' Menabuoi, the paintings tell stories of the Bible, the most remarkable of which is the depiction of paradise inside the dome of the baptistery. Using the shape of the dome, the artist manages to create an almost three-dimensional image. You'll pay a fee to enter the baptistery, but the site does allow you to take photos. It's not a bad idea to bring a camera with a strong zoom lens or a pair of binoculars to fully enjoy the details on the frescoes. To visit Battistero del Duomo di Padova - World Heritage Site and other attractions in Padua, use our Padua day trip app.
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  • After the Arena Chapel this is a Must Visit. Very beautiful and an excellent presentation. AS real highlight of our Padua stay. 
    After the Arena Chapel this is a Must Visit. Very beautiful and an excellent presentation. AS real highlight of our Padua stay.  more »
  • Spectacular visit in italian, english, spanish or french languages. Rich in historical information and an unique beauty. 
    Spectacular visit in italian, english, spanish or french languages. Rich in historical information and an unique beauty.  more »
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  • Recently restaurated and reopened this Battistero just beside the Duomo is a hidden gem of Trecento frescoes. Be sure not to miss it!
  • Can’t get much better. On top the hard very kindly explained the meaning of the fresco paintings.

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