We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chiesa degli Eremitani

Piazza Eremitani 9, Padua, Italy
Improve this listing
Ranked #16 of 83 Attractions in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
20 visitor photos
Write a Review

73 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    35
    29
    8
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
69 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a beautiful church that was almost destroyed during a WWII air bombardment and was magnificently reconstructed, a must when visiting Padua.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
89 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The church is next door to the Scrovegni Chapel. If you visit there--as you really should--it is worth stopping by to see this church also. Nothing makes it stand out particularly among the scores of magnificent churches in Italy, but it is moderately interesting and it only takes a few minutes to walk over and walk through it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Australia
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
74 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Padua, Italy
Top Contributor
414 reviews 414 reviews
107 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Top Contributor
265 reviews 265 reviews
182 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Luxembourg
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greve, Denmark
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
55 attraction reviews
634 helpful votes 634 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
332 reviews 332 reviews
171 attraction reviews
422 helpful votes 422 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
A TripAdvisor Member
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Chiesa degli Eremitani also viewed

 
Padua, Province of Padua
Padua, Province of Padua
 

Been to Chiesa degli Eremitani? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Chiesa degli Eremitani, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing