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Address: Piazza del Santo, Padua, Italy
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A great representation of a Condottiero

Located in the Piazza del Santo In Padua, this equestrian statue is one of the best sculptures of Donatello, an early Renaissance artist. Gattamelate was the popular name of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
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Bellaire, Texas, United States

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The Gattamelata stands as one of the great equestrian statues of the world. Donatello's gift to future tourists of Milano.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Located in the Piazza del Santo In Padua, this equestrian statue is one of the best sculptures of Donatello, an early Renaissance artist. Gattamelate was the popular name of Erasmo of Narni, a mercenary who served the republic of Venice. Padua then, as now, was under the shadow of the Serenissima, hence the location of the statue in Padua. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This stands beside the St Anthony basilica, quite dwarfed by it and easy to overlook. But I had a guide book, so could appreciate it more fully. A military guy who helped the Venetians reconquer the city in 13-something, so not sure why they want to celebrate him now, but there you go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

If you're looking to find all four of the Renaissance "Ninja Turtles" in Italy, Donatello is perhaps the hardest to find. It was a stroke of luck that Padua was on my itinerary and his equestrian statue of the soldier Gattamelata can easily be spotted outside the Basilica of Saint Anthony.

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Mendham, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

A great piece of art that you can see for no cost. This statue was done by the sculptor Donatello. It is right outside the church of St. Francis in Padua Italy

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is a beautiful bronze statue by Donatello from 1453. A Renaissance equestrian masterpiece. This visit I managed to get a number of photos without any pigeons on Gattamelata Head!!! It is outside the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua and it deserves some time. Message for the Comune of Padua: Please stop the pigeons from ruining this treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

One of the two most important renaissance equestrian statues. After the roman empire faded, the ability to make large complicated statues like this was lost. This statue was a real trial of skill. In addition, it is lovely. You just need to stand underneath it to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This statue portrays Erasmo da Narni, known as "Gattamelata", a general of the Republic of Venice. It is the first equestrian statue of the Renaissance, and Donatello made a masterpiece of it, so that it is still one of the Renaissance highlights. One can also admire the casting form - a masterpiece in itself - prominently displayed in the Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is one of the best bronze casting of Italy. Every singles detail has a meaning. Tourists as well as guides should give more emphasis to this Italian renaissance masterpiece.

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