San Giorgio Oratorium Padua, and Scoletta del Santo

The San Giorgio Oratorium is located on the Piazza del Santo in Padua. It was built to be the sepulchral tomb for the family of Marquis Raimondino dei Lupi di Soragna. The narrow building next to it is the Scoletta del Santo and contains a number of paintings by a young Tizian.

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Baptistery Padua

The Baptistery of Padua is located next to the Cathedral of the city, on the Piazza del Duomo. It is dedicated to John the Baptist. The main point of interest of the building is a fresco cycle by Giusto de’ Manabuoi.

Baptistery Padua

Useful information

Address: Piazza Duomo, 14 – Padova. Phone: (+39) +39 049 656914. Opening hours: 10.00 till 18.00. Admission: 3 Euros (discount: 2 Euros).

History and description

Baptistery Padua - Fresco
“Chasing Adam and Eve from Paradise”, Giusto de’ Menabuoi

The Battistero di San Giovanni is built in a late Romanesque-Lombard style. The building, which stands to the right of the Duomo, was originally meant to be a Mausoleum for the Carrarese family.

It was built towards the end of the 12th century. A reconstruction in 1260 gave it its present form. Dedication took place in 1281.

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