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Baptistery of San Giovanni (Battistero)

Piazza di San Giovanni, Florence, Italy
+39 055 230 2885
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A beautiful building best known for its elaborately sculpted doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
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Piazza di San Giovanni, Florence, Italy
+39 055 230 2885
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This little building punches above the rest, given its history, where many of the greats appear to have walked. Michelangelo called Ghiberti's door the "gates of paradise" and Dante called the building "my fair San Giovanni". Dante was baptised here, possibly in the marble font...More

Thank roaming13
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit and well worth the time to see it. Words can not describe the beauty that you will see when you enter.

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The Saint Giovanni Baptistry is located in front of the Dome, being a part of the Complex (it's accessible through a 10 Euro ticket which includes all the Dome Complex). For the moment, the exterior is being renovated, but you can see the splendid Ghiberti...More

1  Thank menq
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Just know that the Baptistery is fully covered due to renovations and the Duomo Museum where you can see the real gold doors is also under renovation and is actually closed.

4  Thank Terry M
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We had the ticket to get into each area, did not have to stand in line very long, but one of the longer lines which is surprising because when you are inside, it is just okay. There were a lot of students talking loudly, maybe...More

Thank kareng61
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is like being inside a little jewel box. The walls and ceiling are just magnificent and the space is at the same time airy and intimate. I visited on a combined ticket and it was absolutely one of the highlights of my trip.

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Covered in scaffolding currently and entrance not too obvious but do go in. I nearly missed it! Beautiful interior and of course the golden doors are impressive.

1  Thank Caitlin G
Reviewed 6 July 2014

In the center of the Piazza del Duomo, this chapel is exquisite. The ceiling is inlaid with gold and the most incredible paintings. Do not miss it.

Thank BrightnBelle
Reviewed 5 July 2014

This was a great find and deceptive as scaffolding etc on outside - some people even thought it was closed!

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 3 July 2014

This was all we saw of the baptistry. The outside was swathed in scaffolding and screens, and the world famous original doors were in a museum (fair enough, they need conserving) that you had to pay admission for (not fair as they have been outside...More

Thank fussyholidayseeker
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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Sam P
Is there Disabled Access for a wheelchair user. Disabled bathrooms?
6 June 2017|
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Response from LouisfromLondon | Reviewed this property |
Disabled access yes, no bathrooms for anyone
Is it possible to purchase a ticket to the Baptistery without purchasing a combined ticket, just the Baptistery. If yes, then how much is the ticket?
2 July 2016|
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Response from MissDawnAnn | Reviewed this property |
Going into the Church part of the Duomo is free (it's a church), but if you want to visit the museum/archeological dig below it, climb the steps, or any of the other sites, you need the ticket. It is worth the money!