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  • Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Florence 50125, Italy
  • Hours: Open daily 12:15pm - 7pm, Sun: 8:30am - 2pm. Closed Jan 1, Easter, Sept 8 and Dec 25
  • Admission: € 4

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Baptistery (Battistero) Tours

The Baptistery of St. John (Battistero di San Giovanni), one of the oldest buildings in Florence, is thought to stand on the site of an ancient Roman temple. The octagonal building stands within both the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza di San Giovanni, across from the Florence Cathedral. It is said to have been built during the 5th century, and the striking Romanesque cladding of white and green marble was added in the early 12th century. 

Inside, the Baptistery features gold mosaics, marble columns and tombs. Look up to catch the best views of the gilded mosaics covering the cupola. 

Although, the Baptistery's most famous attraction is its trio of gilded bronze doors, decorated with panels. This amazing piece of art was dubbed the "Gates of Paradise" by Michelangelo. Examine the panels up close to admire their incredible details.

Practical Info

The Baptistery is next to the Duomo off Piazza del Duomo. It's a short walk from the train station in the north of central Florence.

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Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour, Florence, null
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Duomo Dome Skip the Line Tour

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Small-Group Florence Duomo Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo Tour, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Small-Group Florence Duomo Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

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Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Climb Florence Duomo: Dome and Cathedral Tour, Florence, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Climb Florence Duomo: Dome and Cathedral Tour

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Location: Florence, Italy
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The Duomo Complex Private Tour, Florence, Hiking & Camping
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The Duomo Complex Private Tour

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Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Florence Duomo Complex Tour Including Restoration Workshop

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Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Private Florence Opera del Duomo Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Private Florence Opera del Duomo Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

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Florence Baptistery and Duomo Tour with Wine and Cheese, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Florence Baptistery and Duomo Tour with Wine and Cheese

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The Baptistery of St John, or Florence Baptistery, is the oldest monument inside the large cathedral complex of Florence Duomo. Explore its history-steeped ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Duomo Monumental Tour, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Duomo Monumental Tour

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Inferno 3-Hour Private Tour, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Skip the Line Best of Florence Walking Tour with David and the Duomo, Florence, Private ... 
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Small-Group Skip the Line Best of Florence Walking Tour with David and the Duomo

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Florence is packed full of world-famous sites and this Best of Florence Tour is designed to let you see them all (and learn the stories behind them) in just a ...  Read more

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