Definitely worth taking time to see the baptistery despite irritating amateurs set up for viewing ... bad lighting and no guide to describe what you are seeing ...
We thought that nothing could compare to the Capella degli Scrovegni, but here was another jewel in Padova! Far easier to go to, much cheaper and also very beautiful!
Anyone visiting Padova and its artistic sites should not neglect to stop at this place and be amazed by the walls and ceiling totally painted by some of the greatest artists ever.
This was my second day of the Cammino di Sant Antonio. Loved it, went to Mass (it lacks a pilgrim mass :() And had a look around the grounds of the Battistero. Take your time, look around and perhaps get a tour if available of the church grounds.
We came up this walking around Padua. My husband was reluctant to go in but was amazed and stayed for ages. A beautiful quiet restful place to sit and enjoy the wonderful frescos. No photography is a bonus as you concentrate on enjoying the paintings. Only downside was other tourists not respecting the no photography signs.
This 12th century Baptistry is of small size and contains one of the most complete medieval fresco to survive in Italy. It was painted by Giusto de Menabuoi in 1378 and has been fully restored and looks absolutely stunning. This is a must visit in Padua. If you don't have tickets for the Scrovegni Chapel then come here. Fabulous frescoes.... 更多
The expanse of this space and acoustics are amazing. There was a service when we were there and the choir in one of the side chapels was amazing with the building acoustics. Enjoy the space and the frescoes around the walls. Photos are not a problem but I never use flash.
If you don't have a ticket for the Scrovegni chapel or enjoy frescoes, this is a great place to go. Beautiful ancient frescoes and you can enjoy them as long as you'd like.