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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
Giotto's Bell Tower
This bell tower is one of the four major structures on the Piazza Duomo in Florence and it offers a beautiful view of the city.12
Flea market on Piazza dei Ciompi
In the working class corner of Florence lies the flea market, where many people sell the antiques, and where not only local, but also travelers come to by something unique.7
Luxury gate on the south side of Florence, that opens the way to Rome, next to which is the entrance to the Boboli Gardens.9
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
Ponte Vecchio is the most unusual bridge of Florence. Expensive jewelry stores and the luxury Vasari Corridor are located here.4
Pergola Theatre was built by Medici family, was the first opera house of the world, and still amazes all visitors for its acoustics.9
Dante Alighieri House Museum
Near the church of Santa Margherita the old house is located, and everything in it reminds us about its famous owner - Dante Alighieri.10
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
Very cozy park where in the air are aromas of roses, the entire city can be viewed from the terraces, and walking on the paths you can see magnificent statues and fountains.6
Piazza del Duomo
The city's main square, where in one place gathered luxury buildings of Florence, and where always you can see crowds of travelers.24
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
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