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Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta con il suo Battistero

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Address: Via Dietro Duomo, 5 | La visita non è consentita durante tutte le cerimonie religiose parrocchiali, 35141, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049662814
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Plain, relatively unadorned, yet elegant. We arrived during an organ rehearsal. The organist was exceptionally good; the music was more secular than sacred. The acoustics were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plain, relatively unadorned, yet elegant. We arrived during an organ rehearsal. The organist was exceptionally good; the music was more secular than sacred. The acoustics were perfect. No doubt the organ recital (almost an hour) significantly enhanced our impression of the church. There are several good venues for music in town. Seek them out. Note: this review is of the... More 

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Somerset, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

While strolling around the historic centre of Padova, if you are an art lover, you really should include a visit to the Cathedral and its Baptistry, with 14th Century frescoes by Giusto de Menabuoi adorning the entire interior. As with many historic buildings or galleries, there is a small fee to pay but well worth it. The Cattedrale is by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Entrance to the cathedral is free. It is an imposing, large interior with largely whitewashed walls. The modern crucifix by G Vangi may not be to everybody's taste. I found the crypt more moving with its beautiful stain glass windows. We nearly gave the adjoining baptistry a miss, since the entry was €3, but were very glad we decided to... More 

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

The Cathedral is worth a brief visit as a comparison to the Basilica of Sant'Antonio which is the predominant religious site in Padua.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Whereas the St Anthony basilica is a massively imposing building, busily active and incredibly (over?) decorated, the Dumo is equally massive but much quieter, both in usage and decor style. All white inside, it doesn't seem used much but stands there as a very patrician statement of power and prestige. Not comfortable, but imposing. I found the main Christ images... More 

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

Definitely worth a visit. A big open space with lots of side chapels with art to be admired. Nice cafes in the square to spend more time admiring the building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were just walking along the streets of Padua/Padova and came across this beautiful Duomo. They do charge a fee to tour the facility, but we thought it was worth the small charge. Duomo di Padova; Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in northern Italy, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and is... More 

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Arganda del Rey, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

After hearing so much about the "plainness" of this cathedral, we were pleasantly surprised by it. With so much visual stimuli in the other churches of Padova, it was actually a relief to sit in the white airiness and rebalance the senses. The altar area has exquisite carvings (altar, pulpit, the crucifix) that give the sensation of movement and life.... More 

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

Although Michelangelo took part in the design, this church is unadorned and does present the impressive facade as does the Basilica of St. Anthony. The square adjoining the church is uninteresting. The square and church are off the beaten path so there were no other tourists when we we there. Do to time constraints, we did not go to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I walked pass the Duomo a few times. Because it looks unfinished, you not likely to consider it to be much more than a large parish church. I've learnt that most churches in Padua are on the plan side. The Duomo is rather plain inside also. However, it is worth a look as it is quite nice. There are no... More 

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