The Baptistry Florence is a religious building with a status of a very famous basilica in Florence (Tuscany), Italy. The building stands in the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza di San Giovanni, opposite the Duomo cathedral and Giotto bell tower (Campanile on Giotto). This is one of the oldest buildings built between 1059 and 1128, with the Florentine Romanesque style architecture.
This building became known for its function and grandeur that reflects the importance of baptism for Christians. Additionally Baptistry became famous for the three sets of artistically important bronze doors with carvings. Doors by Andrea Pisano south and north and east doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti. The couple, dubbed by the east door of Michelangelo "Gates of Paradise". And an octagonal lantern was added to the pavilion roof around 1150. In the corner, under a roof, there is a giant lion's head with a human head under their claws. The exterior is also decorated with a number of significant artistic sculpture by Andrea Sansovino (above the Gate of Heaven), Giovan Francesco Rustici, Vincenzo Danti (above the south door) and others.
Because that's what this building is now becoming quite famous. And many tourists who come to the city of Florence deliberately taking the time to visit these historic buildings.