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Battistero, Pisa

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The construction of Battistero, the largest baptistery in Italy, started in 1152 but unsurprisingly considering its size wasn’t finished until 1363. Take in the imposing 55 m (180 ft) building with its circumference of 107 m (352 ft). Observe how the building leans 0.6 degrees towards Pisa's cathedral. It was built on the same unstable sand as the famous leaning tower. The grand exterior architecture transitions from Romanesque style in the lower section to Gothic in the higher section. Inside the baptistery are stained-glass windows and a bronze statue of Saint John the Baptist. On two of the pillars, look for the signature of Diotisalvi, who designed the building. Add Battistero to your Pisa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Pisa trip builder website .
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  • The baptistery looks very impressive but inside is pretty nice and modest by the standards of Church architecture. The visit was very brief because there were no queues and look particularly nothing. Fairly narrow hand lifting to enfilade.
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  • Leaves you impressed out the joint and inside is a bit soulless... The only thing that is worthwhile is climb to the upper gallery and make a photo from the window overlooking the Cathedral. But eye, you can't do selfie because it has a gate and a cuadraito pa meter mobile... If I had known this, I would have not entered. PD. Enclosed the photo of which I speak.
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