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Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista

Closes in 29 min: 10:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 18:00
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This a Church but very little was told about it. Anyway you can pop in there. It Is next on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Hidden Find

Up a side street from the main road. Worth the 2 minute walk. Very nice frescos. The colors are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Via Federico Barocci 31, 61029 Urbino, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 Henry N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Grant I
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.

Thank GardnerLord
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This small chapel has an amazing set of frescoes by Salimbeni that are in some ways equal in interest to the Giotto frescos in the Scrovegni chapel in Padova. As others have noted, the more closely you look, the more you discover in the rich...More

3  Thank Walpy
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Of course everyone goes to the palazzo ducal in Urbino, and it's as wonderful as expected, but the oratorio is not to be missed. The frescoes are just wonderful and should really be seen before the palazzo, since it is earlier than most of their...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The oratorio was built for the confraternity of St John the Baptist. This small chapel is easy to walk past but inside all the walls are covered in the most spectacular 15th century frescoes. The frescoes were some of the first showing scenes from daily...More

Thank AJJS1
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The oratorio is tiny and features a large crucifixion over the altar and the story of St John the Baptist along the right hand wall as you face the altar. There is a detailed English handout that describes the content of what you are viewing....More

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

A small space, but well-preserved and lit. Most of the frescoes were by one artist, a couple by a different one, and once you look you can see the difference. when we visited, a family was there, with kids in tow and the family dog....More

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