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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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  • If it were standing alone it would be spectacular in its own right but, surrounded by the Duomo, the Leaning Tower and the Camposanto, it certainly enriches all four and multiplies the WOW factor. We ...  more »
  • Interesting dedicated baptismal building with an useful window on the gallery to the right of the up stairway where they have cut a square in the mesh to allow a photo shot over the cathedral to the t...  more »
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