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Monumento a Gattamelata

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Address: Piazza del Santo, 35100, Padua, Italy

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A beautiful monument

A beautiful bronze monument like most monuments in Italy, full of history, well maintained. It was built by the famous artist Donatello on a request by the Venetian General... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 4, 2016
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This equestrian statue of Gattamelata is located in square of Saint'Antonio near basilica. The sculpture was a masterpiece of Donatello from 15th centuary. Gattamelata was italian condottiero Erasmo de Narni, who's tomb is in the basilica.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Placed at the entrance of the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padova, is one of the first sculptures of the artist.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

A beautiful bronze monument like most monuments in Italy, full of history, well maintained. It was built by the famous artist Donatello on a request by the Venetian General Gattamellata 's widow. The honour of having your statue riding a horse (Equestrian Monument) was given to this general although he was not a victorious leader, but the rulers of that... More 

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

it is difficult to see much detail because it is so high, but this bronze by Donatello is worth seeing especially if you are into his art, and know who Gattamellata actually was.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The bronze equestrian statue of Gattamelata, attributed to Donatello, is located on the Piazza del Santo, next to the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua. It was erected in memory of the Venetian general Erasmo da Narni (also called Gattamelata) who died in Padua in 1443. General da Narni is buried inside the Basilica. The statue, standing on a marble... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

This monument is a must see when in Padua. It is right next to st basilica which is also a very great must see attraction!Pay attention to the General's stern face which might be rather difficult to see on a very sunny day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

If you're going to the basilica of St. Anthony (which you must) be sure to notice the historic sculpture by Donatello out front. It is of Ersmo da Narni, who was a condotierre or military general for hire. His tomb is inside the basilica in a quiet for-prayer-only side chapel (still look for it), but this work of art is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

This monument is near the Basillica. A historical and wonderful monument. A feast to art lovers. The sculpture is one of the best sculpture I ever saw. The One cannot miss it while visiting Padua.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Next to the impressive Il Santo basilica,the statue is imposing without being too demanding of your time.Have a look,take a photo,and look at the gorgeous Basilica next door.It is also worth comparing this statue with the Corleone statue on Piazza Zanipolo in Venice,if you are visiting bth cities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

The Gattamelata stands as one of the great equestrian statues of the world. Donatello's gift to future tourists of Milano.

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