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Built in its present form in Gothic style in the first half of the XIV c. on the site of the old “Paleochristian” and Baptismal church of Santa Maria and San Giovanni. The name “in corte” certifies the presence of a Curtis domini regis, the...more
Piazza del Duomo, Pistoia, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Gothic baptistry was built in 14th Century with design by Andrea Pisano. It is octagonal and dressed in bands of alternative white and grey marble and is crowned with elegant blind arcades.

Thank Andre L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here when we went to purchase ticket to see the hidden alter and climb the tower, Spectacular Carrara marble finish and very impressive

Thank Mick M
Reviewed 17 May 2018

If you have your scheduled duomo tour ticket, you have a ticket into the Baptistery. I don't recommend trying to do them both the same day. Why wait in a long line? Plan to get up the following morning and be at the head of...More

Thank Denise W
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We were lucky enough to stop by to see this stunning Romanesque style building. The exterior is cladded with white Carara marble and green Prato marble decorated with geometric panels and arches. The interior dome ceiling decorated in gold mosaic was my favourite. The large...More

Thank Bezawit A
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This site viewed on its own is impressive, but it takes only a few minutes to see the whole thing. However, when viewed as part of a fifteen euro 'access all parts of the Cathedral ticket' it provides just the start of an amazing day...More

Thank frankjordan
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The exterior is magnificent, made of green and white marble built in the 14th century. The symmetry and design of the architecture is amazing! The interior is more plain but the full height of the baptistery impresses you. There is an info sheet inside by...More

Thank fjane84
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Absolutely beautiful wedding cake of a baptistery, beautifully restored. Not as much a masterpiece as Florence's is, but it is a superb example of the style...

Thank CapnPeBo
Reviewed 31 October 2016

From the outside it is very nice and interesting, especially the balcony on the right side of the main door. However inside it is quite bare except for the marble baptism tank. So if you find it closed, do not worry, you will be missing...More

Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Worth visiting to see how many bricks were used to build it! Very similar in style to the Baptistery which we visited about ten years ago.

Thank crossstitchgill
Reviewed 30 October 2015

A part of the religious trio of Duomo, Campanile and Baptisry, the building is another architectural treasure in the layered alternating color marble style with sculptural masterpieces by Pisano adorning it. Interior is that of the typical bare wall's style. ...

Thank David B L
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