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A small building in the Romanesque style is located near the Cathedral and is particularly noteworthy for its gate.
Florence Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni) is located next to the cathedral, and it is one of the oldest buildings in Florence. Baptistery is known that there were the baptism of Dante and the Medici.
Of particular interest are the Florence Baptistery gates - over them worked several architects. Andrea Pisano worked on the southern gateway and it depicts pictures of Virtues. Gates attract attention by the fact that well-known jewelers worked on them and now they have a special decoration that inspires awe and delight. On the northern gate depict a picture of the New Testament and the Gospel. East Gate Michelangelo called the "Gates of Paradise", they depict paintings of the Old Testament.
Inside the Florence Baptistery is the baptismal source, described by Dante in the "Divine Comedy", the representative of the tomb of the Medici family and a wooden statue of Mary Magdalene by Donatello.
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See the "Gates of Paradise"
Visit the place where Dante and Medici were baptized and where are the most unusual gate called "Gates of Paradise".€510
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Florence Baptistery on the mapLocation: Piazza del Duomo
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More places to visit in Florence
Palazzo Pitti is the magnificent building in the center of Florence, whose simple and austere architectural forms give it the image of an ancient castle or fortress.3
Basilica of Santa Croce
Located in the heart of Florence, it is the most beautiful and spectacular Franciscan church, and many famous Italians are buried here.7
Once this park was only for famous people of Florence, but now it is a favorite place for walking among the locals and travelers.7
Founded in the 18th century, this bakery quickly became popular among the bohemian audience because of an excellent cappuccino and a special atmosphere.5
Villa La Petraia
Located away from the city center, Villa La Petraia is one of the most beautiful buildings that belonged to the Medici family.6
Palazzo Vecchio is a luxurious building in Piazza della Signoria, the clock tower of this palace reminiscent the home of fairytale characters.6
One of the most famous museums in the world and one of the main attractions not only Florence but also the whole of Italy.16
Basilica of Santa Maria Novella
In this church, whose facade visually stands out among other buildings in Florence, begins the novel of Boccaccio "The Decameron".7
Santa Margherita de' Cerchi
This church is known as the place where married Dante and where is buried Beatrice, at the tomb of whom all left messages for help.12
Pergola Theatre was built by Medici family, was the first opera house of the world, and still amazes all visitors for its acoustics.9
The Rose Garden
Behind an inconspicuous gate hides wonderful creation of landscape designers of Florence, where are the scents of roses and citrus trees grow.13