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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
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An amazing church with the tomb of St. Luke!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark G
Grinnell, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Mark G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a large church very much functioning as a church and not as a tourist site. It's exterior and interior are rather plain, until you go to an older side chapel on the south side. Artistically it is quite beautiful. If you are at the Prato della Valle might as well duck inside.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The Basilica is huge and awe inspiring and would be difficult to miss when visiting Padova. Visiting the Basilica is free and should not take up too much time. The basilica although nice to visit for tourists is also a functioning place of worship, therefore, appropriate dress etc is required.

Thank Richard B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Somewhat overshadowed by its near neighbour, S Antonia, this enormous basilica has many interesting features. Few people in when we went, I think it could hold thousands for a service, we were offered a guided tour for free. The altar, enormous canvasses in north & south transepts, and particularly the old Abbaye beyond the south transept are worth closer inspection.... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Another beautiful building inside and out. Situated just off the Prato della Vallee, it is a big barn of a church, elegant in its simplicity. Make sure you see St Luke the Evangelists tomb.

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half moon bay, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a huge, ancient church with some remains of the original church which was the first Catholic Church in Italy. That part of it is very interesting but it is only a very small part of the cavernous church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

gorgeous and underrated! There was almost o one ehre when i visited, which is amazing considering they claim to have St Luke's body! The church has been damaged a few times so is not as old or as pretty as St Anthony;s, but only a few minutes walk away and free entry so very much worth seeing

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