The Pisa Baptistery of St. John (Italian: Battistero di San Giovanni) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical building in Pisa, Italy. Construction started in 1152 to replace an older baptistery, and when it was completed in 1363, it became the second building, in chronological order, in the Piazza dei Miracoli, near the Duomo di Pisa and the cathedral's free-standing campanile, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. The baptistery was designed by Diotisalvi, whose signature can be read on two pillars inside the building, with the date 1153.
The largest baptistery in Italy, it is 54.86 m high, with a diameter of 34.13 m. The Pisa Baptistery is an example of the transition from the Romanesque style to the Gothic style: the lower section is in the Romanesque style, with rounded arches, while the upper sections are in the Gothic style, with pointed arches. The Baptistery is constructed of marble, as is common in Italian architecture.
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Rida Koussaille | Dec 28, 2017
One of the three main attractions of Pisa. Large medieval baptistery praised for its acoustics, with panels by renowned sculptor Pisano. Great construction and interior is amazing and very old historical place. Construction circular baptistry started in mid December. century, was finished in about a hundred years later for reasons of lack of money for its construction. In the same are many masterpieces of stone carving sculpture. In creating these beauties participated in several important artists of the time.
Taylor Ciryak | Feb 19, 2018
Very nice inside. Please regard the quiet signs
paul appleby | Oct 4, 2017
Majestic exterior & nicely furnished interior with a stunning upper gallery which gives you a a fine view of the ground floor. The acoustics are superb & the pulpit is a true work of art.
Ashish Garg | Nov 24, 2017
The Baptistery of Pisa is the largest one in Italy and it has a circular plan. The building was began in 1152 by the architect and Diotisalvi and many artists such as Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. On the top of the dome, there's the statue of Saint. John the Baptist. Inside the building there is the Baptismal font by Guido Bigarelli and on the left side of the altar there's "The Pergamo" a Nicola Pisano's master work.
Oleg Naumov | Oct 29, 2017
This is the biggest baptistery in the world. Beautiful inside and outside. You have to buy a ticket to get in. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light.
Leanne Naidoo | Apr 5, 2018
Busy but Worth It. Good luck trying to get a picture without someone else in your background, that's how busy these 3 monuments are. Everyone here is having fun though. The atmosphere is cheerful and bright. Tour guides are knowledgeable and friendly. It is worth paying for the tour. I went with a group, and also walked the location alone.
Kong Ying | May 4, 2018
I like how it is kept quiet inside. I get to hear someone 'singing' inside (apologise for not using the right word), beautiful! Remember to get your view from the top floor! It is my first time visiting a baptistery, full of wonders and respect! The outside, is beautiful and detailed. I enjoyed the sight.
Jurie Pohl | Apr 26, 2018
Very beautiful. Very interesting history. The views from the top are truly special.
Imran Saeed | Apr 15, 2018
Extremely iconic and unique architecture. It's a must see if you love art and historic architecture
Alen | May 10, 2018
More beautiful on the outside than inside. Rather go on top of the leaning tower.
AndyundSarah | May 31, 2018
We have been to Pisa in may 2018. It was terribly warm and crowded so I recommend to buy your tickets online. Otherwise you need to wait in the sun. For the tower you'll have half an hour to climb up, take photos and go down. For visitors without proper condition this can be a challenge. Expect many guys selig cheap "original" bags from Chanel or LV. Don't talk to them or buy one of this fake bags because you might get in trouble with the toll control at the airport. From an architectual perspective the leaning tower, the baptisteruim and the cathedral are definitely worth a visit.
JASON BACON | Jun 25, 2018
Great looking Baptistery. As a trio of monuments - tower - cathedral - baptistery they all look amazing and very photogenic 😀
Andrea Spallanzani | Jul 3, 2018
Amazing architecture, definitely worth a visit. The view from the upper level is breathtaking.
Frank Wils | Jul 16, 2018
Beautiful on the outside, but pracatically empty on the inside. Would be 3 stars if not for the rediculous price they ask to enter. Should be included with the duomo ticket.
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