The magnificent Gothic building of the XII-XIV centuries., Built by the architect Diotisalvi. The Baptistery is considered the largest in Italy. The building is 55 meters high, the diameter of the wall ring is 34 meters. According to the initial design, the building was planned to be erected in the Romanesque style, but the duration of the construction work of almost 200 years allowed adding more elegant features to the Gothic style.
Piazza del Duomo, 23, Pisa
Beautiful structure! I thought this was interesting and neat to see! I got the combo tickets that bundled the leaning tower tickets and a bunch of other attractions here. The inside of this building was quite impressive, and we climbed to the top .. Read more »for an even better view! I recommend checking it out, but with the bundle of the tower tickets!
Taty Andrade Junqueira
Lovely architecture. Easy to see every sightseeing from Pisa in just one location
The highlight of the visit to the baptistery was witnessing the steward demonstrating the acoustics of the dome.
There is a 10 second echo which allows him to harmonise with himself. We watched this from the upper balcony and it was very powerful.
Th.. Read more »e rest of the building is majestic and in keeping with the other religious buildings on the site
It is more beautiful from outside than inside, but it is worth it to buy ticket to go inside for the hourly demo of building acoustics and the view of the cathedral from the top floor.
It's really beautiful from the inside, a video can be watched for 2€. There's a starcase heading up to the upper level, it's not too narrow. We could get in easily, there was no one at the entrance. We bought the ticket at the Sin.. Read more »opie Museum.
More interesting from the outside as the inside is pretty simple and doesn’t feature many decorations.
From the second floor you can get a pretty cool view of the cathedral
There was no line, we had the bundle tickets. Nice and cool inside if you want a break from the heat. A lot of people, especially tour groups only see the main floor and don't go upstairs which has a great view of the cathedral.
It's worth the price of admission for the views alone. Up in the top, looking towards the Cathedral and Leaning Tower, was my favorite spot in Pisa. It wasn't crowded - the ticketing helps keep it manageable - and you have a perfect view ov.. Read more »er the piazza.
Our ticket allowed us entry to this building, but honestly, the beauty is on the outside. From the second floor, you have a nice view of the cathedral. Good place to cool down as there is very limited shade on a hot day in Pisa.
Hoang Tuan ECOMLED
"Battistero di San Giovanni" is the Italian name for the "Baptistery of St. John", a famous architectural landmark in the city of Pisa, Italy. Built in the 10th century, it is considered one of the most beautiful Romanesque buildi.. Read more »ngs in Pisa. Battistero di San Giovanni is known for its white marble exterior, and its spacious interior features many works of art and finely carved statues.
Beautiful building worth a look. We got the combo ticket with the tower and museum but probably not worth paying separately. Make sure you go the upper floor since you can get an amazing view of the church and tower!
Lives up to the iconic reputation. We enjoyed viewing this spot. We didn’t have enough time to go in and take a full tour but took a stroll around the grounds . There’s a massive square before you enter and there was amazing restaurants a.. Read more »nd gelato shops to buy delicious food from. The architecture is fantastic and really give a a sense of grandeur. Gets quite busy in the afternoons so a suggestion is to go in the morning. Wonderful bucket list destinations for a keen traveler. Kind of a must if you are travelling Italy.
Nice structure. Not like the one in Florence though. Overall, the surrounding atmosphere makes it look interesting and great. The lush green grass makes the view even better.
Marvellous vitrages on all sides. Amazing sound quality and central bath is high can't see well. Some elevation to see inside of Batismal bath would be amazing.
The Battistero costs $7 or $10 if purchased as a combination ticket which includes the Baptistery, Camposanto, Museo dell'opera and the Sinopie Museum or you can purchase a combination ticket with the leaning tower of Pisa which costs $27 which .. Read more »includes the tower, Baptistery, Camposanto, Museo dell'opera and the Sinopie Museum. It is cheaper than purchasing them all separately. You need a ticket to enter the Battistero and it is easier to purchase in advance. When booking the ticket for the leaning tower of Pisa we were not informed that there was a religious ceremony taking place that day. We were restricted from entering the Battistero for up to 2 hours due to this ceremony. Just be aware if you are limited on time you may not be able to see the building. In the building they demonstrate the sound by someone singing. The inside of the building is beautiful but the outside is just as beautiful. There is a grass area outside were you can sit and admire the building.
Know that you must buy tickets to enter. Once inside it is huge and with stunning design and architecture. Get up to the balcony inside as well for a better view of the main area and altar!
Jaye Aster Broder
The construction is beautiful and the building is somewhat simple on the inside. It is worth visiting as part of the 10 euro complete pass, but probably not worth to purchasing separately. There are three steps where you can sit along the sides. It w.. Read more »ould benefit from more plaques explaining the few stone decorations. The stained glass appeared relatively new.
Nice place to visit. Every hour there is a demonstration of how the dome transmits sound. Stained glass windows in the windows deserve attention. Noteworthy when visiting.
One of the most beautiful monuments with the leaning tower of Pisa at the back side. The white colour attracts you to see and keep looking. The area is also very nice. You can also come to visit during sunset or at night for a different view. It'.. Read more »;s beautiful!! Must visit !!
This is the largest building of its kind in Italy, and worth visiting for that reason alone. It’s worth the price of a combo ticket along with the cathedral and the leaning tower and can be toured at your convenience while you’re waiting .. Read more »for your scheduled time to climb the tower. Make sure to go up to the gallery inside, it has great views of the cathedral. Well worth seeing while waiting for your tower climb
Tickets required, recommended to get the 10€ one.
The structure itself is a beautiful one and has built in acoustics.
RECOMMENDED, to stay there for the 30 minute mark of each hour and the start of each hour as there is usually a lady who demons.. Read more »trates the acoustics.
Inside is a spacious room said to be used for baptism once a year, lined with about a dozen or more stained glass pieces.
Well decorated baptistry. Worth buying the Euro 10 ticket to get to see all the buildings in the complex (minus the tower)
A must see when visiting Pisa, and the inside visit is worth the money and time. Very beautiful and quite babtistery. Put it on the must see list in Pisa
You need to buy tickets not at the door but aromas the grass in a building. Doing it ahead of time is easier for sure. But on not crowded days it’s not too bad to do it on the spot
(RARC) Congrats! 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 beca.. Read more »me 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. Flag - Who is the Baptistery named after?
Very beautiful building, next to the Cathedral and Tower of Pisa. We couldn't get in because of the huge queues.
Beautiful exterior, an eye catching part of the Duomo ensemble. The interior is barren and sombre with reconstruction in progress in the summer of 2021.
The baptistery has a nice stunning design to it outside and very huge structure overall, would highly recommend visiting when in Pisa
A shame! It would have been great to see it but no one told us it was all in construction! Scaffoldings everywhere inside... we literally stayed 10 seconds inside because there is just nothing to see because of the work. We payed 7 euros per person f.. Read more »or that and of course the person who sold us the ticket didn’t mentioned it was useless to visit it at the moment.
Tickets required. 7 for building only or 10 for the hole site minus the tower.
Baptistery looked cool outside but undergoing renovations inside really limited what you could see as even the entire dome was covered when we went.
Pretty, but a bit underwhelming tbh
As well as the’Leaning Tower of Pisa’ There are other buildings within the grounds that are also well worth exploring and photographing here. Obviously these areas are much less crowded and more tranquil than the ‘main attraction&rs.. Read more »quo;
Asiyah Noemi Koso
In the beautiful region of Tuscany, where vineyards, history, art, harmony, nature and beauty are just some of the beauty of living, Pisa is located. Apart from the famous Leaning Tower and the Cathedral is known for the exceptional baptistery of St... Read more » John the Baptist. It is located on Campo dei Miracoli, the so-called "Field of Miracles". Although it began in the Romanesque style, the Baptistery was completed in the Gothic style, and its interior is adorned with a pulpit from the 13th century and a bronze figure of St. John the Baptist. Construction began in 1152 to replace the older baptistery, and when completed in 1363, became the second building, in chronological order, in the Piazza dei Miracoli, near the Duomo of 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 dome is covered by lead sheets on the east and red tiles towards the west. Much of the exterior decorations were done by the talented Niccolo Pisano and his son Giovanni in the late 13th century. The busts of prophets and apostles on the arcades are copies, the originals by Giovanni Pisano are now mostly in the Cathedral Museum. The main portal is decorated with reliefs including the events from the life of John the Baptist carved into the pillars flanking the portal. The baptistery inside is magnificent, among other things it has exceptional echos. These echoes are enhanced by the cylindrical shape of the baptistry topped by a pyramidal-shaped interior roof, rather than the round cupola seen from the outside. The most important artwork in the Baptistery is the exceptional pulpit sculpted by Niccola Pisano in 1260, many art historians start the Renaissance from here.
The interior was not as beautiful as I expected but it was still nice enough. Paid 5 euro for a ticket to visit this. I think it took about 10 minutes to visit this.
Really beautiful. You can even get a view of the cathedral and the tower from the top. Try to be there when they demonstrate the echoes. Something extraordinary.
Amazing baptistery made of marble. Completed in 1363, it is the second building in chronological order of the Piazza dei Miracoli. It is the largest baptistery in Italy: 55m high with a diameter of 34m. It shows both the Romanesque and the Gothic sty.. Read more »le: the lower section is in the Romanesque style, with rounded arches, while the upper sections are in the Gothic style, with pointed arches.
Every 30 min. a staff'll sing in the baptistery to show the echo effect. Normally she'll sit on the ground floor and I had mistaken her for a security staff. Such a beautiful voice!
The amount of knowledge one has to read up on to truly admire this Baptistery is daunting. Let it be that the creators of this ornate building we led by God most-likely. Patterns of columns and lengths have all been purposefully decided. It is said t.. Read more »hat one should visit when a concert is given to marvel at the acoustics.
Extra ordinary exterior and okayish interior ! It looks beautiful standing next to the leaning tower of Pisa .
You have a huge lawn area adjacent to the baptistery which is beautiful. I spent couple of hours in the lawn looking at the exterior beau.. Read more »ty of baptistery and leaning tower. Would not recommend to spend money to see the interior but would recommend to spend the time admiring the beauty of this architecture from outside .