The Baptistry - Bergamo, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 45° 42.221 E 009° 39.726
32T E 551540 N 5061338
Quick Description: In front of the Duomo stands a small octagonal-shaped building, which was built in 1340 inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore by Giovanni da Campione. It was later removed and was placed in its current position in 1898.
Location: Lombardia, Italy
Date Posted: 7/2/2013 1:13:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMHEX9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter
Views: 2

Long Description:
The building has very old origins and was erected in 1340 inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, which at the time was a baptismal church. Beautiful fourteenth-century statues depicting the Virtues can be found in narrow niches on the sides of the octagonal building; inside there are exquisite marble basreliefs portraying episodes from the life of Jesus, and the baptismal font. Open only for baptisms.
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
24 x 7

Admission Prices:
Free (exterior)

Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

The attraction’s own URL: Not listed

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