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Battistero

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Address: Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa, Italy
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+39 050 835011
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US$645.02*
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Private Pisa and Lucca Tour
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US$60.20*
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Private Pisa Discovery Walking Tour with Leaning Tower Access
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US$75.25*
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Leaning Tower of Pisa for Small Groups Ticket Included

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Amazing acoustics in this Baptistery

This baptistery is beautiful and serene. The building has fantastic acoustics. Of course you can't talk or sing out loud, but every thirty minutes an attendant will sing a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Edgar V
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This baptistery is beautiful and serene. The building has fantastic acoustics. Of course you can't talk or sing out loud, but every thirty minutes an attendant will sing a few notes for you. The sound is amazing. It's where Galileo Galilei was baptized. You can see his the font where it happened.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful baptistery, more ornate on the outside. The inside is rather plain but interesting nonetheless. Once an hour someone comes out and "sings" to give the audience a brief demonstration on how sounds travel inside this cylinder. Construction of this building goes all the way back to the 12th century. It was built separate from the church... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopping by the Leaning Tower? Well you'll walk past the Battistero to get to the Tower so stop look and take pictures. You won't regret it!

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Grosseto, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the acoustics, the artwork, the architecture are all excellent. A great work of art. Not to be missed when in Pisa

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth being there 'on the hour' for demonstration of acoustics; then climb stairs to gallery for great view of Duomo front. Great lit up in evening and crowds gone

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're already here then why not spend 20 minutes wandering around the baptistery? You'll notice the much cooler temperatures inside and be greeted with the open expanse of the interior. There are listening guide machines (2 euro) which provides you with the background history. Listen to the English version and you may chuckle at the queens English straight from... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a Romanesque building and I fall immediately with its rustic roof. I did not go inside but I spent a great deal of hours outside laid down on my back and enjoying the Batistry's scenery with bluest sky as a background.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kind of plain after visiting the Duomo, but worth at least one visit just to say you have been there. The ceiling is interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a small building and it is mostly empty without any special decorations inside, although as part of the sightseeing in Pisa it is recommended. There are some stairs to reach the upper floor which might be challenging to some. Relatively peaceful compared to the crowds outside.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth going in.Supposed to be silence but someone with a beautiful voice brought the sound to life.Make the effort to climb the stairs to the mid floor

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