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Basilica di Santa Giustina

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Address: Prato della Valle, 35100 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 39-0498751628

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This is another amazing building...

Another huge church with an amazing side chapel that is well worth a visit. The information about it's restoration and history is worth the money and I would strongly advise you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Another huge church with an amazing side chapel that is well worth a visit. The information about it's restoration and history is worth the money and I would strongly advise you listen to it before you go in. There is a very primitive cage like structure which will set you thinking and a very pleasingly proportioned chapel awaiting you.

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Padua, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The church is very simple in its romanic style, but it's very closed to the magnificent square Prato della Valle and it's just a 1 minute walk from it. Once you enter the Basilica, go to the right side down to an "L" shaped corridor and you'll see a very ancient chapel (looking like a mini synagogue), but the major... More 

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Cambridge
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Like another reviewer we were looking for St Anthony's (Il Santo) and thought this was it. We couldn't understand why we were unable to find any of the artworks described in the guidebook until the penny dropped! It probably has a completely different atmosphere when full of pilgrims but seemed rather cold and empty because of its enormous size and... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Like the Duomo, when you step in lt looks vast and empty but actually it has a number of artistic treasures, moments of colourful surprise and the tombs of Saints Luke and Matthew.

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bonn
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a surprisingly large church where St Luke is supposed to be. It is rather cold in feeling despite the crowds of pilgrims, so perhaps more for believers than the casual tourist.

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Washingtonville, New York
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I was looking for St. Anthony's (I know, I know, how could I mistake the two), and I happened upon Saint Guistina's. The exterior of the church, to put it rather plainly, is rather plain. If I was feeling a bit irreverential, I might even call it ugly. Anyway, upon passing through its doors, you enter a rather cavernous church;... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Despite previous damage to the Basilica during the earthquake of 2012, the basilica is an enormous space and a spectacular feat of engineering given its age and size.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Really large cathedral, but rather boring inside- no really significant works of art. Would skip this site- at least the inside- if time is an issue.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Visited this church whilst visiting the Prato della Valle Square and it is a very beautiful building with dome shaped roofs etc. There are beautiful frescos on the ceiling inside and amazing stained glass with pictures depicting the life of Jesus and Mary. At one side of the church inside, on the wall are two angels carrying the bible and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very old and great huge basilica, very interesting comparision to younger basilica S.Antonio, very impressive, definitly a must see in Padua.

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