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Address: Galleria Duomo 5 | La visita non è consentita durante tutte le cerimonie religiose parrocchiali, 35141, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049662814
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Simple and unadorned

Austere compared to St Anthony, but still deserves a quick visit to see the church and Baptistery. Most of what you see now is from the mid-16th century. It has symmetrical aisles... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Austere compared to St Anthony, but still deserves a quick visit to see the church and Baptistery. Most of what you see now is from the mid-16th century. It has symmetrical aisles and domes, and an interesting floor. It is the resting place of several saints and the principal place of Catholic worship in Padua.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this, the Battistero is a building adjacent to the cathedral. 3euros only, no queue. Amazing frescos

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We thought this to be the largest cathedral in yown. It is huge, breathtaking! Inside, on each side there's anothe wandet to admire, another amazing sculpture. The saints seem to be there and watch over you, so you just remain silent... The organ is also one of the largest I've seen. Definitely worth to visit!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Obviously not San Antonio, but there is a stately elegance to the Duomo. It's interesting how they have updated and added modern art to the church - a sign that the Church is still alive. Stop by to see if you like what they did. The Baptistry has a separate entry.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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