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.
Book In Advance
397
All photos (397)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baptismal font”(19 reviews)
“saint john”(2 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Feb
10°
Mar
13°
Apr
Contact
Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, Italy
Website
+39 0577 286300
Call
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Battistero di San Giovanni
from US$154.09
More Info
from US$103.49
More Info
from US$148.34
More Info
from US$154.09
More Info
Reviews (793)
Filter reviews
191 results
Traveller rating
116
57
16
2
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
116
57
16
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews baptismal font amazing sculptures saint john ceiling frescoes separate entrance master piece steep steps combination ticket early renaissance gothic style worth a visit worth seeing siena cathedral entrance fee inclusive ticket take your time bell tower
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 191 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're visiting the Duomo (which you will) then you should get a combined ticket and walk around to the bapistry. It small but round the corner and built underneath the cathedral. Well worth the extra little visit. Beautiful interior art.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marlarkey99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Battistero di San Giovanni is located under the cathedral. It is a separate entrance, outside the cathedral, in the back. Do not miss it! It is stunning! The artwork, the beautiful painted ceilings, and the incredible baptismal font are exquisite!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katherine8183
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a lot of people miss the visit of the Battistero because even though the entry fee is included on the same ticket as the Duomo , the Battistero is a separate building accessible by descending steps at the back of the Cathedral . The outside...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Another wonderfully preserved holy place, beautiful fresco's hundreds of years old. Take the time to admire this beauty when you visit Siena.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cspettett
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The Baptistery is located under the choir of the Duomo. You reach it by descending a flight of steps behind the Duomo. Admission was included in the 15 euro combination ticet we purchased. The highlight of the Baptistery is the hexagonal baptism font with panels...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Yet another beautiful and striking building to the Catholic Church. The Battistero is worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kflores001
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

You can visit here as part of the combo ticket, 15 euros. Superb ceilings. The light show, lasts about 15 mins, was not that good.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sophia27
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The small but exquisite Baptistry of Saint John is located at the square with the same name, near the cathedral. It was built in the early 14th century by Camaino di Crescentino with the unfinished facade in the Gothic style. It shouldn’t be missed, because...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 20 September 2018

All the guide books seem to have different opening time information. Consequently, we arrived well before it opened (no problem: nice coffee opposite) and got in as soon as the doors opened. Best time to go. The next visitors didn't arrive for 25 minutes. Couldn't...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 3derek
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

When you visit Sienna’s cathedral you might miss this place. It is located on the other side of the cathedral and has its own separate entrance. It’s not very big but worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MauriceVE
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 40 nearby hotels
Hotel la Perla
222 reviews
.08 miles away
Hotel Alma Domus
956 reviews
.12 miles away
Piccolo Hotel Etruria
321 reviews
.16 miles away
Hotel Centrale
201 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 591 nearby restaurants
Panificio Il Magnifico
108 reviews
.03 miles away
Antica Osteria da Divo
5,782 reviews
.06 miles away
Archivio del gusto
818 reviews
.03 miles away
Il Bargello
960 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 251 nearby attractions
Siena Cathedral
10,423 reviews
.07 miles away
Biblioteca Piccolomini
1,881 reviews
.04 miles away
Centro Storico di Siena
2,118 reviews
.07 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Battistero di San Giovanni staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines