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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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06:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 19:00
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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 must see

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Monza, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot really say much, if you've seen pictures, then being there gives it a whole new feeling. It doesn't take long, and it's another great Italian church

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Rio Grande, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Those who have Santo Antônio as their patron saint must visit this basilic and cloister. It is a powerful and moving experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friar Anthony of Padua, "Christ's perfect follower and tireless preacher of the Gospel," is buried here. We took our time following Rick Steves' walking tour through the basilica. We looked at all nine reliefs but were unable to walk around the tomb (due to maintenance). We spent time in the Original Chapel and Chapel of the Reliquaries and enjoyed walking... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most important and popular pilgrimage spots in Roman Catholicism, much less Italy. San Antonio is one of the most popular saints, a direct disciple of St.Francis known for preaching and for his way with children. The tomb of St. Anthony is a masterpiece of marble sculpture and this may make it seem too much like... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an incredible place to visit and so surreal once inside, especially the tomb. There were people from all over the world there visiting which showed how special this Saint is regarded by all. Absolute must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Started tin the 13th Century, the basilica is a bit of an architectural mishmash and while an imposing but uninspiring edifice from the outside, its magnificence is revealed once you enter. A significant pilgrimage destination, it is the resting place of St Anthony and the interior, the frescos and the relics make for an interesting visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I am not religious but while there I certainly felt a spiritual connection while doing the walk around the basilica. The tomb and relics are a must see regardless of religion. Of course the art and architecture is amazing.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I think it is a place you visit as a tourist. If someone is searching a peaceful place of prayer, this is not, indeed...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Neither of us are particularly religious but St Anthony moved us. So much so, my husband wanted to return again the next day. St Anthony is the patron of lost souls and my husband, who lost his father when he was very young, was moved to tears at our second visit to St Anthony's tomb. This Basilica will remain a... More 

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