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Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista

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The marvelous painting on walls!

The Oratory of San Giovanni Batista was erected on 1393 in Urbino. I heard that it is assumed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Akiko N
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Tokyo
via mobile
fabulous artwork and great view

The paintings (murals) in the Oratorio are so beautiful you have to go and see them if you get a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RP-Netherlands
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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The frescoes by the Salimbeni brothers of the Crucifixion and the life of John the Baptist have great charm and character. Notwithstanding the solemnity of the religious episodes and themes portrayed, they convey a wonderful sense of early fifteenth century life through their detailed observations...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

2.5 Euros per person. They give you a little card of information. Took me about 5 minutes and I had seen the whole thing. That is with stopping and looking at the art. Wasn't impressed as much of the other TripAdvisor reviewers.

3  Thank grantiboo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Oratory of San Giovanni Batista was erected on 1393 in Urbino. I heard that it is assumed that at one time the oratory was completely painted. The St John cycle, of which twelve scenes are well preserved and five survive in fragments, completely covers...More

Thank Akiko N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The paintings (murals) in the Oratorio are so beautiful you have to go and see them if you get a chance. The Oratorio ia a fairy small museum which takes most people less than an hour to visit but is is absolutely fabulous. The pictures...More

Thank RP-Netherlands
Reviewed 6 October 2018

i was reluctant to go into another church so sent my husband in first. he immediately came out and said i had to go in as well. glad i did. just beautiful. we have seen many frescoes in different cities but these are just as...More

Thank susan155004
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The sign to go here is not really clear. We can take 2 different small street to come here. It’s near Oratory St. Joseph. Many interesting historical story here but the museum (oratory) is small. Entrance Ticket is €2.50 per person.

Thank emmaella611
Reviewed 1 October 2018

In a small 14-century chapel you can see incredibly beautiful frescoes. The colours are vivid even after so many centuries. The Salimbeni brothers who frescoed the walls were masters of the International Gothic style and their work reminded me of Giotto's masterpiece in the Scrovegni...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This a Church but very little was told about it. Anyway you can pop in there. It Is next on the main square opposite to Palace Ducale.

Thank Maari100
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Up a side street from the main road. Worth the 2 minute walk. Very nice frescos. The colors are still vibrant after many centuries and

1  Thank HenryN_13
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Tucked away up to one side of the main street down to the West gate, this small chapel is thankfully only lightly visited. The outside is unremarkable and when you step in for a moment you think the guide book exaggerated. Then you pass through...More

Thank Simon N
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

2.5 Euros per person. They give you a little card of information. Took me about 5 minutes and I had seen the whole thing. That is with stopping and looking at the art. Wasn't impressed as much of the other TripAdvisor reviewers.

3  Thank grantiboo
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Like most places in Urbino this needs a climb but it is more than worth it to get a close view of these wonderfully executed and still remarkably fresh frescoes.

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