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See the "Gates of Paradise" in Florence

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

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See the "Gates of Paradise"

#8 of 20 things to do in Florence
Place: Florence Baptistery in Florence, Italy

Florence Baptistery, where Dante and Medici were baptized, is located next to the cathedral. This small building is particularly noteworthy for its gates. Pay attention to the East Gate of the Baptistery - Michelangelo called them the "Gates of Paradise". They depict pictures with stories from the Old Testament.

Photo: Florence Baptistery
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Inside the Florence Baptistery impressive with its frescoes, painted dome and a baptismal source. About source wrote Dante in his "Divine Comedy", he was struck by the place where the baptism took place all the inhabitants of Florence.

Prices: entrance costs €5.

Location: Piazza del Duomo

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Florence Baptistery
Florence Baptistery#7 of 15 places to visit in Florence

A small building in the Romanesque style is located near the Cathedral and is particularly noteworthy for its gate.

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