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Chiesa degli Eremitani

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Address: Piazza Eremitani 9, Padua, Italy
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Calm place with fresco of Mantegna

In Cappella Ovetari in this church there are frescoes of Andrea Mantegna. The Church is very simple and very different than other churches that you used to see in Italy. Must see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The original church was built in 1276 and contained several chapels with frescoes painted by Andrea Mantegna. It is located about 50 metres from the entrance to the Srovegni Chapel and city museums. Unfortunately it suffered a lot of bomb damage during WWII, and whilst it appears that the front facade largely escaped damage the roof and a number of... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

In Cappella Ovetari in this church there are frescoes of Andrea Mantegna. The Church is very simple and very different than other churches that you used to see in Italy. Must see for the frescoes lovers.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stubble across this church while looking for the Capplella Scrovegni. This is a masonry church that was begun 1276. Although quite plain in design, the layout, the wooden ceiling and walls are quite interesting. In the early 1300s, artists painted beautiful frescoes that due to severe bombardment in WWII are barely visible. This was a very important church in... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A lovely church, typical of northern Italian churches founded in the medieval period. This church makes me rather sad, because it was badly damaged in WWII and largely rebuilt. One chapel, originally covered with important frescoes by Mantegna, now displays the few jigsaw-puzzle-pieces of the paintings that have survived. An interesting series of posters explains how the bits were reconstructed.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love this Church, inside everything helps to pray and meditate, It is a spiritual place to stay, I would like to stay longer indeed.

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Chisinau District, Moldova
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We lost the definition of time in this museum. Not only the church was magnificent, and has a very interesting story, but the museum accompanying it is also breathtaking. Beautiful pictures and sculptures make you forget the era you live in!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Visit at the same time as you visit Giotto's famous chapel. The sad part being that it was an allied bombing raid during WW2 that virtually destroyed the place (there are photographs showing the damage). The restoration work still continues so help to clear your conscience by leaving a donation!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My title might be a bit over the top but it hurts when you see the beautiful frescoes that were destroyed. What a tragedy!! In my opinion, even with the wonderful re-build, the frescoes will never be the same again. In my eyes, the original creations are gone forever. Congratulations on the reconstruct of the Church and it has been... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This large and attractive church was actually destroyed in WW2 but reconstructed. One of the greatest treasures of the Renaissance was severely damaged, the frescoes of Mantegna in the Ovetari Chapel. Fortunately they were photographed just before the bombing and now their ghosts are there with fragments emerging from the pale background. Genuinely wonderful!

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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.

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