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Chiesa degli Eremitani

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Address: Piazza Eremitani 9, 35121, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 0498756410
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Mantegna frescoes

Next to the better known Scrovegni Chapel, the Chiesa degli Eremitani has the Mantegna frescoes. These were restored bit by bit, a long difficult task, after the frescoes were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Next to the better known Scrovegni Chapel, the Chiesa degli Eremitani has the Mantegna frescoes. These were restored bit by bit, a long difficult task, after the frescoes were damaged during WW2 American bombing. The church itself is peaceful with a beautiful wooden ceiling.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the Mantegna frescoes were destroyed by Allied bombing in WWII. This should remind us that mankind's fragile creations are too often destroyed by war, over-development, and pollution. As cultural tourists, we should do what we can to preserve this patrimony for future generations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This church, right next to the Scrovegni chapel, is worth taking a few moments to see. It was interesting to learn from photos inside how much of it was destroyed during WW2 and had to be rebuilt - like the amazing roof structure. The bombings also devastated the Mantegna frescoes inside. A good effort has been made to reconstruct what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Padua is perhaps most famous for the Giotto frescoes in the Arena Chapel, which everyone should see at least once (reservations absolutely required!); but the next-door church of the Eremitani is also a must-see for the restored Mantegna frescoes in the Ovetari Chapel. The church was bombed by the Allies during World War II, with catastrophic results especially for these... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This church has been beautifully restored in the 1950s. Short distance from the Scrovegni Chapel with the famed Giotto frescos, this building is surprising beautiful inside. Many descriptions on how the restoration was completed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Just round the corner from the Scrovegni Chapel, this large church suffered much damage in WWII, but has been carefully restored as far as possible, including some of the art work. There is a tomb to the murdered ruler Jacob, about whom Petrarch wrote an ode on hearing of his assassination. Entry is free.

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Riccione, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The Eremitani's Church looks like the Palace of Law, since it was built by the same architect. It is next to the Scrovegni's Chapel. Looking at the inside, it is a bit "poor": no gold or marble that make the building more beautiful. It has a simple look. I went to the mass here at 7 o'clock pm. There was... More 

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The Church of Ermitani is an Augustinian church in central Padua. It is a large, classical church from the 13th century, with well preserved (and some not so well preserved) frescoes by Guariento and Ansuino da Forlì. Formerly it had works by Mantegna, largely destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II.The adjacent monastery houses the municipal art gallery. Both... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Badly bombed during the war, fortunately many frescoes have survived. This is free, and a good alternative to Scrovegni chapel if you can't get tickets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

What I like about the churches in Padua is there spaciousness and simplicity. The Eremitani is no exception. Wonderful wall tombs and art works. Definitely worth a visit.

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