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Basilica di Santa Giustina

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Address: Prato della Valle, 35100, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 39-0498751628
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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St Luke is here

this church houses the body of the evangelist Luke. who knew? and they don't seem to make a big deal of it either. the church is not overdone not as baroque as some. it is lovely... read more

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this church houses the body of the evangelist Luke. who knew? and they don't seem to make a big deal of it either. the church is not overdone not as baroque as some. it is lovely to go to Vespers or an early service and hear the monks sing. attached is accommodation. Men may stay inside the cloister and for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This church is the first you see while standing in the Prato della Valle. The brick exterior is very plain with just a few carved marble panels decorating the exterior. Inside there was some nice fresco painting but my overall impression was just of darkness. There are quite a few side altars with gilding but many of them are done... More 

Thank Mary K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although external façades do not say much since under Venetian rule it was forbidden to the city of Padua (and other cities) to compete in beauty with San Marco's Basilica - internally it is truly wonderful. There are several altars and beautiful art elements.

Thank Karolina K
Lennox Head, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Basilica is opposite the Prato and easily accessible. I feel it is most impressive from the outside with its huge size and dome. The interior is devoid of any decoration and is quite plain. It is a functioning church. The tomb of St Luke is inside. The bells from the Basilica are wonderful.

Thank Peter K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Santa Giustina or Justina was built in 1580 and overlooks the Prato della valle and is also close to the botanical gardens. This is a real looker from outside with its domes and many take lots of photos. Inside is a bit bare however there are some excellent artwork in the chapels and the Altar is very good as well.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This was a favorite on my church list. The building was magnificent and so well kept. Besides the details of the central altar, St. Luke's tomb was on the left and St. Matthias' tomb was on the right. There also was another older chapel just within the monastery. Very interesting.

Thank Mike N
Grinnell, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

While not advertised in our Padua City Walk tour, we learned that the tomb of St. Luke and an Icon he painted are both in the Basilica di Santa Gustina in Padua! We stopped and visited on our way to the better known (and visited!) Basilica of St. Anthony and were very glad we did! A very moving experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

First you can see its enourmous size. Then inside you can walking around for an hour only staring that beatiful church interior.

Thank Monika0219
Dharamsala, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

it's skirts the second largest piazza Prato della valle in the Europe. the church is a Benedictine abbey. it's a huge structure with a cistern chapel as well. a must visit place.

Thank HimanshuTaotzu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

The church is amazing but from outside. The new doors are just great! I took a look inside, and honestly, you can open the door take a look and continue with your walking around the city.

Thank David P

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