We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Battistero del Duomo

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Piazza del Duomo, 35141, Padua, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 049 656914
Website
Today
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 596 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Wonderful experience well worth a visit

Really enjoyed the frescoes, we spent around 30 minutes looking at them all a wonderful experience and well worth the visit a steal for the EUR 4 entry fee

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Tony R
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

596 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 121: English reviews
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the frescoes, we spent around 30 minutes looking at them all a wonderful experience and well worth the visit a steal for the EUR 4 entry fee

Helpful?
Thank Tony R
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
200 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Definitely worth taking time to see the baptistery despite irritating amateurs set up for viewing ... bad lighting and no guide to describe what you are seeing ...

Helpful?
Thank Leslie G
City of Venice, Italy
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We thought that nothing could compare to the Capella degli Scrovegni, but here was another jewel in Padova! Far easier to go to, much cheaper and also very beautiful!

Helpful?
1 Thank gabri172
Padua, Veneto, Italy
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Anyone visiting Padova and its artistic sites should not neglect to stop at this place and be amazed by the walls and ceiling totally painted by some of the greatest artists ever.

Helpful?
Thank Vittorio R
Italy
Level Contributor
184 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This was my second day of the Cammino di Sant Antonio. Loved it, went to Mass (it lacks a pilgrim mass :() And had a look around the grounds of the Battistero. Take your time, look around and perhaps get a tour if available of the church grounds.

Helpful?
Thank M C
Salzburg, Austria
Level Contributor
307 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The best way is to take a seat and take in all the paintings around you. Consider how old it is and how long it took to complete

Helpful?
Thank hermann b
Beaumont, Texas
Level Contributor
259 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a nice Duomo, but Baptistery next door is very lovey and worth visiting. The church overlooks one of the many lovely squares in Padua

Helpful?
Thank Carol F
Lennox Head, Australia
Level Contributor
243 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Dedicated to John the Baptist the Baptistery of the Cathedral dates back to the 11th century however the spectacular frescoes were added in 1376. Together with Giotto's work the Baptistery represents the highest pictorial cycles of the 14th century. The otherwise non descript exterior gives no clue at all to the magnificence of the frescoes inside. The dome, featuring a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Peter K
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Splendid Frescoes by Giusto de' Menauboi, a capital work in the mural painting of the 14th century (1375-1378), depicting escenes from the Genesys, the Apocalipse and the life of St. John the Baptist. Recently restored.

Helpful?
Thank Jose V
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We came up this walking around Padua. My husband was reluctant to go in but was amazed and stayed for ages. A beautiful quiet restful place to sit and enjoy the wonderful frescos. No photography is a bonus as you concentrate on enjoying the paintings. Only downside was other tourists not respecting the no photography signs.

Helpful?
Thank sparkyblb

Travellers who viewed Battistero del Duomo also viewed

 
Padua, Province of Padua
Padua, Province of Padua
 

Been to Battistero del Duomo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Battistero del Duomo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?