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Duomo di Padova

Plaza of the Duomo, Padua, Italy
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Ranked #36 of 84 Attractions in Padua
Type: Historic Sites
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Wellington, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

This was only two minutes from the centre of Padua and is a stunning cathedral. There were no crowds and it was a serene atmosphere. Fantastic architecture and art.

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England
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130 reviews 130 reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

One of the simple Cathedrals that I have visited in Italy so far. There are a number of statutes around the church, the décor is simple but the atmosphere quite serene and peaceful. There is a marble altar where the pulpits are held by marbled sculptures - one had a golden face encased in the marble figure and is spectacular!.... More

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Tamworth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Visited some interesting destinations, especially Isreal?palestine. Egypt was taken off the itinary due to the troubles. Food was so dissapointing. It mostly looked fantastic , but was either cold, tasteless or plain dreadful. Our cabin, a mini suite was for 3 of us. we had to keep asking for towels and glasses as it was made up for 2. Crew... More

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Padua fulfilled my expectations, because I did not expect too much. Also, I did not expect that the city is pretty big. However, there is nice Duomo on the relatively small square, but it fits perfectly.

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Subotica, Serbia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

It was very quiet and hot Sunday afternoon at Piazza di Duomo in Padua. However, it was relaxing to see another excellent piece of Italian medieval architecture.

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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The cathedral was boring, the windows modern, the facade unfinished, and the worst contemporary scupltures adorn the altar. If you like beautiful cathedrals, go to Parma.

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

An impressive church in a classic style initially designed by Michelangelo. A peaceful retreat from the crowds that fill oter more popular destinations.

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San Francisco, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We travel far and wide to see good art and we're happy to pay for the privilege. The Baptistry charged 2,80 euros per person which felt a bit rich for what you saw. Granted, every inch of the circular room, including the ceiling, was covered with frescos but if you've been in Italy for any length of time, you've seen... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

We visited the Duomo following mass and were treated to beautiful performance by a boys choir. Memorable visit.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Whilst the Cathedral is indeed beautiful it is the Baptistry that demands a visit. It is simply breath-taking. The square contains a number of lovely little bars & restaurants & it's only a short walk to other Padua attractions. We enjoyed good weather during our stay & Piazza dell Duomo is the perfect place to relax & enjoy a glass... More

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