Tuscany, Pisa

Square of Miracles

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The Square of Miracles, or Piazza dei Miracoli, is a walled 8.87-hectare area in the city of Pisa, Italy, known worldwide for its magnificent medieval architecture.

The square is home to four remarkable religious monuments: the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral (Duomo), the Baptistry, and the Camposanto Monumentale (monumental cemetery).

The Leaning Tower is, of course, the most famous and easily recognizable structure in the square, and one of Italy's most iconic landmarks. But the other three buildings are also masterpieces in their own right.

The Cathedral, with its white marble facade and striking black-and-white striped exterior, was built in the 11th century and features stunning Gothic interiors, including a beautifully carved pulpit by Giovanni Pisano.

The Baptistry, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is the largest in Italy and boasts a unique acoustical quality.

Finally, the Camposanto Monumentale, a rectangular cemetery with a central lawn and Gothic arcades, houses a collection of Roman sarcophagi, frescoes, and other art from the Pisan school.