St John's Baptistry

Interesting
Below the cathedral, it dates from the start of the 14C, and its white marble façade, in a more severe Gothic style than the cathedral's, was never finished. Inside, the baptismal fonts, made up of a hexagonal vessel with bronze gilded panels and a stunning marble tabernacle, were created by Jacopo della Quercia. It is quite clearly one of the great works of Tuscan sculpture produced during the transition period from Gothic to Renaissance.

Useful information

Address:

Piazza San-Giovanni, 53100 Siena

Price:

4 €

Opening hours

Mar-Oct: 10.30am-7pm; rest of year: 10.30am-5.30pm

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