Battistero del Duomo, Padua

4.4
Surround yourself with some gems of early Renaissance art at Battistero del Duomo. Adjacent to the Padua Cathedral, this small baptistery is easy to miss, but once you step inside you'll be amazed by the collection of frescoes. The work of 14th-century painter Giusto de' Menabuoi, the paintings tell stories of the Bible, the most remarkable of which is the depiction of paradise inside the dome of the baptistery. Using the shape of the dome, the artist manages to create an almost three-dimensional image. You'll pay a fee to enter the baptistery, but the site does allow you to take photos. It's not a bad idea to bring a camera with a strong zoom lens or a pair of binoculars to fully enjoy the details on the frescoes. To visit Battistero del Duomo and other attractions in Padua, use our Padua day trip app .
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  • As someone else says in a previous message is in restoration with scaffolding and you can barely see anything. We've been charged half the ticket price for getting in, but it should be closed.
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  • When we went to see the baptistery we were keen to see the wonderful frescos. Insteat of that almost all the walls, the ceiling were covered due to restauration works. On the top of that, to see nothi...  more »
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