Baptistry

Highly recommended
"My handsome St John," wrote Dante in describing the baptistry dedicated to St John the Baptist; patron saint of the city, during the Middle Ages, his image featured on the famous gold florin coin. Clad in sombre white marble, this elegant octagonal building (11C) has been rejuvenated by lengthy restoration works and exudes an impression of rigour and delicate purity. Its bronze doors, embellished by magnificently carved panels, are of global renown.

Useful information

Address:

Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze

Price:

15 €

Opening hours

8.15am-10.15am, 11.15am-6.30pm, Sat 8.15am-6.30pm, Sun 8.15am-1.30pm

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