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Chiesa degli Eremitani

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Address: Piazza Eremitani 9, Padua, Italy
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Near the Scrovegni Chapel

The Eremitani's Church looks like the Palace of Law, since it was built by the same architect. It is next to the Scrovegni's Chapel. Looking at the inside, it is a bit "poor": no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Riccione, Italy
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Riccione, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The Eremitani's Church looks like the Palace of Law, since it was built by the same architect. It is next to the Scrovegni's Chapel. Looking at the inside, it is a bit "poor": no gold or marble that make the building more beautiful. It has a simple look. I went to the mass here at 7 o'clock pm. There was... More 

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The Church of Ermitani is an Augustinian church in central Padua. It is a large, classical church from the 13th century, with well preserved (and some not so well preserved) frescoes by Guariento and Ansuino da Forlì. Formerly it had works by Mantegna, largely destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II.The adjacent monastery houses the municipal art gallery. Both... More 

Thank Gabriel H
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Badly bombed during the war, fortunately many frescoes have survived. This is free, and a good alternative to Scrovegni chapel if you can't get tickets.

Thank CatherineBath
Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

What I like about the churches in Padua is there spaciousness and simplicity. The Eremitani is no exception. Wonderful wall tombs and art works. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Jeannie2207
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Beautiful. the church was damaged in WW11. The fresco are still vibrant, you can pay a small fee to turn the lights on to view the damaged fresco.

Thank Cheri W
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

A peaceful church restored to calm after the destruction of war. The Mantegna frescos convey both how good he was (compare with the other frescos) and make one appreciate what we have lost.

Thank Jonathan M
Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

From the outside as for inside I can tell this building and its images are just amazing, like traveling in time going to the past... Wow!

Thank Giselabarrientoscruz
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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.

Thank 40Lui123
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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