The interior of this building is just as beautiful as the exterior. The walls are covered in green, black and white marble and ancient Roman columns lay below its mosaic ceiling.
Designed by Andrea Pisano in 1336, these brass doors are the earlier predesesor to Ghiberti's "Gates of Paradise".
Ghilberti's bronze baptistry doors, the 'doors of paradise', as Michaelangelo called them, are truly beautiful, as are the rest of the baptistry doors designed by Pisano.
Yes, they are replicas, but Ghiberti's doors are awesome. You will know why Michelangelo called them the 'doors to Paradise'.
The Baptistery, the oldest building in the city. The bronze esterior doors are a joy to behold and the mosaic celing inside even more so.