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Address: Plaza of the Duomo, Padua, Italy
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A Beautiful Cathedral on The Inside

We were just walking along the streets of Padua/Padova and came across this beautiful Duomo. They do charge a fee to tour the facility, but we thought it was worth the small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were just walking along the streets of Padua/Padova and came across this beautiful Duomo. They do charge a fee to tour the facility, but we thought it was worth the small charge. Duomo di Padova; Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in northern Italy, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and is... More 

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Arganda del Rey, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

After hearing so much about the "plainness" of this cathedral, we were pleasantly surprised by it. With so much visual stimuli in the other churches of Padova, it was actually a relief to sit in the white airiness and rebalance the senses. The altar area has exquisite carvings (altar, pulpit, the crucifix) that give the sensation of movement and life.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Although Michelangelo took part in the design, this church is unadorned and does present the impressive facade as does the Basilica of St. Anthony. The square adjoining the church is uninteresting. The square and church are off the beaten path so there were no other tourists when we we there. Do to time constraints, we did not go to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I walked pass the Duomo a few times. Because it looks unfinished, you not likely to consider it to be much more than a large parish church. I've learnt that most churches in Padua are on the plan side. The Duomo is rather plain inside also. However, it is worth a look as it is quite nice. There are no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Outside it is unfinished and inside it is very plain large building that looks unloved. The square outside was not interesting and this clearly is not a tourist spot which was sad. It is however worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Pádua or Padova( in North of Italy ) , is a very nice City between Verona and Venice, and is in the middle of the way (and the real North of Italy) :) Think in " leaving Milano " by car, and ride throut Garda Lake, Padova, Verona, Treviso, Venice, and then go UP North , to Cortina D'Ampezzo. Tht... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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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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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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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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