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Basilica di Santa Giustina

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Address: Prato della Valle, 35100, Padua, Italy
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+39 049 875 1628
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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Tomb of Saint Luke

During my 2 week stay in Southern Italy last December, I intended to visit all of the locations where the apostles are buried and then come back at a later date to visit Northern... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
David B
Palm Bay, Florida
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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During my 2 week stay in Southern Italy last December, I intended to visit all of the locations where the apostles are buried and then come back at a later date to visit Northern Italy and complete the list with Luke and Mark in Padua and Venice. Luckily, I missed my flight in Rome and had to stay an additional... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

This is a very large and open church with symmetrical side chapels with beautiful alters and artwork. It is plain and unadorned, especially when compared to St Anthony, but still very beautiful for its simplicity. Note the marble floor with its interesting pattern. Make sure you visit the Corridoio Dei Martire and the Scacello di San Prosdocimo for the frescos... More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Just another impressive building, walk through. There is an interesting metal cage were someone was locked in during the old ages.It is in one of the side tracts of the church

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

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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San Antonio, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

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.

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Lennox Head, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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.

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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.

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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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