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Chiesa degli Eremitani

Piazza Eremitani 9, Padua, Italy
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Ranked #11 of 83 attractions in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This church is next to the entrance to the Scrovegni chapel complex. Maybe not worth a special hike across town but if you are going to the Scovegni it is worth looking at this church also. It is dark and serene and had its own very powerful sacred feel. It is interesting to see how they pieced together Mantegna's frescoe... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Knowing it was bombed during the war makes one think of how much of this beautiful city was destroyed in that time . The restoration effort is nothing short of miraculous having taken many years . Its well worth the visit to see the frescoes that remain and to get a feel of a very ancient monument , important in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Chiesa degli Eremitani (Church of the Hermits ) is a 13th century Augustinian church very near the Scrovegni Chapel. It was illustrated by a large number of Mantegna's frescoes , which were destroyed during an Allied bomb attack during World War 2. Some fragments remain and there has been a valiant attempt at restoration in one corner of a Chapel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This church has a large airy feeling, and it is amazing how well it has been restored since being bombed in WW2.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

First of all: Be prepared for many tour groups. Plan your visit if there is something in particular you are interested in viewing. With millions of art items from all the streams the 'hermitage" one can never be able to see it all therefor plan your visit by checking the website.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

This church was bombed in WW2 and the Mantegna frescoes have been pieced back together like a jigsaw. Extraordinary conservation work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

You'll probably pass by this on your way to the Cappella degli Scrovegni, so do yourself a favor and take 5-10 minutes and check it out. It has a solemn feel to it, but has some nice features. This is nothing like Basilica di Sant'Antonio da Padova, but has it's own charms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2004

Visited Chiesda degli Eremitani and found it to be still carrying a lot of historic memorabilia. It saddens the heart to see this chapel as a casualty of World War II. But I believe that anything of beauty can always withstand the test of time and that is this chapel reminds me of. Poignantly simple but still pretty.

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