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Basilica of St. Anthony, Padua

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Must see · World heritage site · Church · Tourist Spot
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See Donatello's famous equestrian statue of Erasmo da Narni, considered one of the greatest examples of Italian Renaissance sculpture, at Basilica of St. Anthony. In the historic city of Padua, the church hosts thousands of visitors each year who come to pray at the tomb of St. Anthony or to admire the 15th-century artwork and decor. The church combines Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic architecture. Wander the interior to see the grand marble reliefs and frescoes on the church walls. Masses are held frequently at this popular pilgrimage site, so you can attend a service if you like. Put Basilica of St. Anthony at the forefront of your travel plans using our Padua itinerary planning app.
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  • Having decided last min to take a day trip from Venice, we visited but the Scrovegni chapel and St Anthony’s and blown away by both. Would have loved to have seen the museum in St Anthony’s but... 
    Having decided last min to take a day trip from Venice, we visited but the Scrovegni chapel and St Anthony’s and blown away by both. Would have loved to have seen the museum in St Anthony’s but...  more »
  • Allow some time to explore this one properly there is a lot to see. A bit of advance reading would have been helpful. 
    Allow some time to explore this one properly there is a lot to see. A bit of advance reading would have been helpful.  more »
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  • One of the largest temples I have seen before. Gorgeous finishes inside, statues, frescoes, stained glass windows. The tomb of St. Anthony inside is a place of worship for locals and thousands of tourists. It's just a MUSEUM! Entrance is controlled, you can not enter in shorts or sleeveless.
  • This place is huge. Large number of domes and a vast interior made this place a must visit. Though photography is prohibited, all the locals take photos inside. I was really amazed by the gothic architecture and is very similar to churches in Germany. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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