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“Beautiful and mystic church”

Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo
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Ranked #2 of 408 things to do in Padua
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Owner description: Basilica where the apostle St. Mark is buried and which contains the largest bronze works of Donatello.
Reviewed October 28, 2013

A visit you can't miss in Padua.
The Church is beautiful and there is a mystic atmosphere that makes the visit more interesting. A lot of Italian, Spanish and Portguese people is very devoted to S.Antonio, so the Church is plenty of adoring devotes and an air of hope lingers inside.
Some S. Antonio relics (chin, teeth, etc.) are shown in case.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Basilica has a very peculiar roof. Round Byzantine domes and towers like Turkish minarets. Inside the Church, there are a lot of different chapels, the Treasury Chapel is the most important. There is always a queue but only for some minutes. The Saint's relics are there together with very valuable objects. The Saint's tomb is in the Chapel with his name, a real attraction made out of white marble with reliefs depicting scenes from the Saint's life and miracles. There are 4 courtyards and a giant magnolia in one of them.When we visited the Basilica, the façade was covered for maintenance reasons and inside photos were not allowed.

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

If you are looking to explore out of Venice--go to Padua (take the Eurostar) and explore where Galileo once called home! The Basilica is also amazing! Make sure you don't wear flipflops and sleeveless tank tops--they won't let you in in the churches. Dress to impress! :-)

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Basilica of St. Anthony is a must for any visitor to Padua. Currently, renovations are in progress within the Basilica without any interruptions to the on going religious and other activities. Reportedly, the work of the purely Gothic style Basilica was commenced in 1232 and completed towards the end of the century. It is crowned by 8 domes and 2 bell towers. Intricate marble carved statues are placed throughout and any visitor is recommended to take time to explore this master piece of immense historical and religious value.

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

the tomb is pretty extraordinary, and the ordinary frescos are extraordinary. an unusual place and well worth seeing

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