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Florence Baptisteryin Florence, Italy

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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, Florence
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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#8See the "Gates of Paradise" in FlorenceSee the "Gates of Paradise"oddviser

Visit the place where Dante and Medici were baptized and where are the most unusual gate called "Gates of Paradise".

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Location: Piazza del Duomo

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from 8:15 am to 7:00 pm

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