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Basilica di Santa Giustina

Prato della Valle, 35100 Padua, Italy
39-0498751628
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Ranked #17 of 84 Attractions in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Cambridge
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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13 helpful votes 13 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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52 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Padua, Italy
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37 reviews 37 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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Skierniewice
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We took a day trip by train to Padua from Venice and had only a limited number of hours to spare. With a little time before going back to the train station, we stopped in the Basilica of Santa Giustina, and a kindly priest took us around the entire basilica and explained things to us as best as he could... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

It wasn't in our guidebook but we wandered in and it was very pretty and impressive. Well worth walking in while you are in Prato Della Valle.

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