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Basilica di Santa Giustina

Prato della Valle, 35100 Padua, Italy
39-0498751628
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Ranked #17 of 81 attractions in Padua
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Washingtonville, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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82 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

the most beautiful church in a spectacular setting not commercial a great place to visit. will go back again in the future.wort a visit to sit in solitude and rest

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This beautiful basilica is smaller than that of At Anthony but just beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous side chapels and frescos. Don't miss it. When we were there, a wedding was being held. The organ was playing gorgeous romantic songs and the bride looked beatiful. It was a memorable occassion.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

this was lovely walk and the place surrounding the abbey is beautiful in the evening

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