Padua

Baptistery and Diocesan Museum

Wonder of the fourteenth century in Padua

Discover the Baptistery of Padua Cathedral through a new tour proposal. The pictorial decoration housed inside, commissioned from the painter Giusto de’ Menabuoi by Fina Buzzaccarini, wife of Francesco il Vecchio da Carrara, lord of Padua, represents one of the highest manifestations of 14th-century Italian art. A narrator’s voice will guide you inside this extraordinary place of faith and art and allow you to immerse yourself in the magnificence of its frescoes that tell the Story of Salvation, from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation to the Paradise that dominates the dome. The monumental complex of buildings in Piazza Duomo, which also includes the Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace, is a testament to the history and thousand-year tradition of Christianity in Padua. Inside the Palace is home to the Diocesan Museum, with its majestic Hall of Bishops, which can also be visited through an unprecedented guided tour.

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Where

Padua

When

Mon - Sun

Duration

Visit to the Baptistery with audio guide (45') + Bishops' Hall and Diocesan Museum (45')

Guide

Italian / English / French / Spanish / German

Rates

Visit to the Baptistery with audioguide(en, en, fr, de, es) + Bishops’ Hall and Diocesan Museum € 12 (full) – € 9 (reduced)

The visit to the Bishops’ Hall and Diocesan Museum (duration 45′) can be done before or after the visit to the Baptistery (even on different days). Admission is included in the single ticket of the UNESCO site Padua Urbs Picta Card.

 

Guided tour of the Baptistery + Bishops’ Hall and Diocesan Museum € 15 (full) – € 13 (reduced) – 5.00 (for Urbs Picta Card holders)

 

Admission to the Bishops’ Hall and the Diocesan Museum € 6 (full) – € 5 (reduced)

 

The reduced ticket is reserved for visitors up to the age of 25, Italian Touring Club card holders, and residents of the City of Padua.

 

The free ticket is reserved for visitors aged 0-6 years, persons with disabilities with accompanying person, religious and priests, licensed tour guides, accredited journalists (by prior communication to the e-mail address booking@kalata.it), students of the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Padua (by prior communication to the e-mail address booking@kalata.it), ICOM card holders.

Schedules

Visit to the Baptistery with audio guide + Bishops’ Hall and Diocesan Museum

Monday Visits at 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Visits at 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays Visits at 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – 12 noon – 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Guided tour of the Baptistery + Bishops’ Hall and Diocesan Museum

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays visits at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Admission to the Bishops’ Hall and the Diocesan Museum

Monday 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (last entry 5:30 p.m.)

Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (last admission 12:30 p.m.) / 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. (last admission 5 p.m.)

 

Times may change for liturgical celebrations.

Meeting place

Baptistery and Diocesan Museum ticket office: Cathedral Square 12 – 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

Your experience

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site along with seven other masterpieces of Paduan art
  • Female patronage and the mausoleum of the noble da Carrara family
  • The thrill of immersing oneself in a unique cycle of frescoes
  • The extraordinariness of images and storytelling in a new sound narrative journey
  • Audio guides for the Baptistery in Italian, English, French, Spanish and German
  • An exclusive guided tour of the Baptistery and Diocesan Museum

Useful information

  • Without reservation, participation in guided tours cannot be guaranteed
  • Allowed the use of cameras.
  • It is forbidden to bring in animals of any kind. For safety reasons, the only animals allowed are companion dogs for people with disabilities

Info and reservations

Click here to purchase your ticket.

For more information and to make a reservation you can call +39 0174330976 (also WhatsApp) or send an email to: booking@kalata.it


For groups and school groups, visits can be arranged year-round with prior reservation by emailing gruppi@kalata.it

  • To download the catalog dedicated to organized tourism click
    HERE
  • To download the proposal dedicated to schools click
    HERE

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