We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Battistero del Duomo

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Piazza del Duomo, 35141, Padua, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 049 656914
10:00 - 18:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 632 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 91
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
  • 2
  • 0

Well worth the €3 entrance to this small building to see the frescos of various scenes from the life of Jesus. The scene in the dome is particularly good. Audio guides are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

632 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 128: English reviews
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the €3 entrance to this small building to see the frescos of various scenes from the life of Jesus. The scene in the dome is particularly good. Audio guides are available but we just enjoyed looking!

Thank JRishere
Level Contributor
261 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read a number of reviews on TA, there appears to be some confusion under this listing. The baptistery (Battistero) is a seperate building from the Duomo (Cathedral), the Cathedral is somewhat drab, the Baptistery (smaller, round building next door) is utterly beguiling, covered in beautiful frescos. It's 3 euros to get in, and was the second best thing we... More 

Thank nibblepibbley
Seaton, Devon
Level Contributor
77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large cathedral, quiet and peaceful - unadorned but with space to be silent and reflective. Interesting modern sculpture inside too.

Thank David H
Level Contributor
717 reviews
397 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral's nearly zen interior is in sharp contrast to the small but super ornate, baptistry. It is only 3 Euros to visit and worth every cent. They said no photos, but the man told me as long as no flash it is fine. The place is floor to ceiling frescoes... it is just staggering. Really, it is a must... More 

Thank stonewithnomoss
Gretna Green, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Far aside to access than the scrounging and well worth the small entrance fee. This is a single room covered for to ceiling and ceiling with wonderful frescoes. There is a coin operated recorded guide and n various Lang ages and ncluinclusive English.

Thank Wellfan
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
188 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

For years under restoration and cleaning, the Baptistry of the Padua Cathedral is a masterpiece of wall-to-wall frescoes by the renowned artist Menabuoi. Open all day, with an inexpensive fee, it is must-see location next to the Duomo.

Thank Eleni O
Healdsburg, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Stayed in Padua for 7 nights and wish we would have stayed longer. Padua is a wonderful city rich in culture and beauty. The Battistero del Duomo may not be as elegant as the Duomo in Milano but it is rich in history and a feeling of warmth and consolation for anyone who visits it.

Thank jkl216
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the frescoes, we spent around 30 minutes looking at them all a wonderful experience and well worth the visit a steal for the EUR 4 entry fee

Thank Tony R
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
200 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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 ...

Thank Leslie G
City of Venice, Italy
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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!

1 Thank gabri172

Travellers who viewed Battistero del Duomo also viewed

Padua, Province of Padua
Padua, Province of Padua

Been to Battistero del Duomo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Battistero del Duomo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?