The Cathedral was built in front of the old Battistero (at your left), The date of the construction of the Battistero is still an enigma --probably it is a work of the 4th or 5th century. The interior inspired Dantes inferno (Hell). Florentine Artists competed to execute the baptisterys famous bronze doors. Ghiberti completed his works in 1425 (after Brunelleschi left his project), and short after he received the commission to complete the last set of doors, the works took him more than 28 years. Specially famous are the "Gates of Paradise".
The tower you can see next to the Cathedral is called the "Campanile" and it is 82 meter high. Climbing to the top of this tower will allow you to enjoy a wonderful landscape view of the city.
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