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Basilica where the apostle St. Mark is buried and which contains the largest bronze works of Donatello.more
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Piazza del Santo 11, 35123, Padua, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful church with many artworks and Christian’s relicts. Breathtaking place with ancient chapels and courtyards. I was there on Sunday during the mass – very emotional. One of the most important reasons to visit Padua

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

St Anthony's is a must for everyone visiting Padua. It is breathtaking and will be a truly memorable experience.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank molley59
Reviewed 1 week ago

For its size Padua has a surprising number of large churches, of which this is the most famous and largest. It is stunningly beautiful, the ceilings in particular are amazing. The cloisters outside are also worth seeing. I did not see the crypt as there...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ElmoAbroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

The moment we planned a holiday to Venice, we knew we had to visit this Basilica. It was raining the day we visited but that did not put us off. After boarding a train at Mestre, we got off at Padova, stepped outside the station,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank wenmarkei
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such unbelievable beauty! Padua is only a 25 minute train ride from Venice, a charming city in itself, and definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Aztravelertlm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve visited many churches on our travels but this one is one of the most awe inspiring! Lots of colour and marble and the reliacs are fascinating.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Vancouvertraveler58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Padua as a base to go to Venice and to see the Giotto Chapel in Padua. We were totally surprised to discover what a world-class sight the Basilica of St Anthony of Padua is. It is a magnificent church with adjacent sights...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an active church spanning about 9 centuries of human history. Its very large, with many beautiful artworks spanning 9 centuries. Dedicated to Saint Anthony, includes his tomb and relics. The 13th century chapels are especially beautiful. Sadly, photography is not permitted. Absolutely a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Chet G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit just for the marble reliefs around the tomb of San Antonio. Bring an audio or printed guide to make it more meaningful. There are other excellent art pieces in this most impressive building. The holy relics - San Antonio's tongue and others...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank BaruchBarryPinnick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Known for powerful sermons, he died at the age of 40. The church was constructed in 80 years. In 1263 his body was moved to the new church. Completed in 1267.

Date of experience: May 2019
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You can visit any time. During Mass, the seats in front of the main altar are cordoned off and reserved for Mass goers only. However, there's plenty to see around the sides of the basilica and in the cloisters. As soon as... More