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Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo

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Address: Piazza del Santo 11, 35123, Padua, Italy
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+39 049 822 5652
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Basilica where the apostle St. Mark is buried and which contains the...

Basilica where the apostle St. Mark is buried and which contains the largest bronze works of Donatello.

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A majestic building

It's really really huge and you feel overwhelmed when you step in. It's really nice decorated, all the walls and all it's interior. There are St. Anthony's relics inside, and his... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's really really huge and you feel overwhelmed when you step in. It's really nice decorated, all the walls and all it's interior. There are St. Anthony's relics inside, and his tomb. Many cultural styles are combined, and it's a lot to take in, but it's worth it.

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly original building, which is a compendium of many styles which, almost, come together in a pleasant way. It is a huge building with some of the architecture resembling the orient, even more than San Marco square. It is worthwhile walking around the square to have a different perspective. Inside there are great masterpieces by Donatello and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I Padua, you Must spend a few hours strolling around the Basilica de sant'Antonio, The History, the Very Large Painting's sculptures. you could spend Hour's in here just admiring. You can get over Loaded on History here in Padua.. Enjoy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Basilica of St. Anthony is huge and ornate, so a trip here is rewarding. As the shrine for the saint, however, it has a lot of spiritual significance, too. I was very impressed by his elaborate Renaissance tomb, and even more overwhelmed by the reliquary chapel. There are museums at the Basilica of St. Anthony (entry fee), as well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place of pilgrimage. What I know is that he was a Franciscan. You can go and pray for the singles so they can find a match. The architecture and relics are amazing. They have a store of natural remedies like homeopathy, which are made in monasteries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a evening and already dark when we came but we we saw it, we were stunned. So I can imagine how it looks in a daylight. It is a gorgeous church inside too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its amaze you. Very big and beatiful building. There are many souvenir near there. If you are in Padua you should visit here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ever since I was little, my grandmother always told me to pray to St. Anthony, because he would protect me and keep me safe. When I finally had the opportunity to visit Italy, this was a must-see; it is indeed, a fantastic building. The famous statue of St. Anthony is right near the entrance, thus its hard to miss, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More than a praying and an historic place, it’s the tomb of the Antonio di Padova catholic Saint, which makes this place unique for those who understand the importance of it. Besides, it’s quite impressive the eclectic mixture of the painting styles preserved during all the harsh times of the Christian Church. The oldest style paintings, in the rooms nearby... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

If you are visiting Padua and have limited time, fit this into your schedule! Breathtaking! Very ornate, well maintained and plenty to see.

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