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Address: Plaza of the Duomo, 35139, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049662814
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Power and presence and elegance.

Whereas the St Anthony basilica is a massively imposing building, busily active and incredibly (over?) decorated, the Dumo is equally massive but much quieter, both in usage and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Huntingdon, United Kingdom

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whereas the St Anthony basilica is a massively imposing building, busily active and incredibly (over?) decorated, the Dumo is equally massive but much quieter, both in usage and decor style. All white inside, it doesn't seem used much but stands there as a very patrician statement of power and prestige. Not comfortable, but imposing. I found the main Christ images... More 

1 Thank spiralx
Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. A big open space with lots of side chapels with art to be admired. Nice cafes in the square to spend more time admiring the building.

Thank Jeannie2207
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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 

Thank CDM49
Arganda del Rey, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Caroline C
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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 

Thank sentellr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jason T
Noosa Heads
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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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Rio de Janeiro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 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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