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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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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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Saint Anthony, my favourite Saint

Recommendation: contact the office and book a private tour. It is worthy. Far from other noisy and floaded places in Italy, this is a place where peace lives in. The gift shop... read more

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Recommendation: contact the office and book a private tour. It is worthy. Far from other noisy and floaded places in Italy, this is a place where peace lives in. The gift shop is even full of treasures. You can even get there the book with the Saint's sermons, a difficult piece of art to find from this Doctor of the... More 

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The Basilica is a beautiful place. There are so many details inside and in the adjacent courtyards that it can take quite some time to take it all in.

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Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the churches I've been to so far, this is by far the most beautiful of all and really should be visited. In addition, the entrance to the basilica is free as well as a visit to the grave of St. Anthony of Padua.

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There is a peregrine map and way to follow, auto guided Free tour in the basilica, you won't regret going to see it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This basilica is a pilgrimage place for St. Anthony of Padua. He is entombed here and there are also relics on display. The church is very ornate with lots of decoration. There are some well conserved frescoes here in the chapel of St. James from 1378. Whether you are a Catholic or not, this is an interesting and beautiful place... More 

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possibly one of the most impressive churches ive been in - the side chapel for saint anthony is spectacular but the rest isnt far behind

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The Basilica of St Anthony is a truly special place, & I cannot think of any church that we've visited that is more beautiful! We were there on Palm Sunday, which is the Sunday before Easter & just managed to be present for part of the High Mass, with several priests in attendance & a wonderful choir. The Basilica was... More 

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If you are a believer, and even I you are not, this is a must see when in Padova. The quality and number of exhibits are second to none for any Basilica around the world. Pity there is not much abundance of information about Saint Anthony's alleged miracles!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't help but compare to some of the truly great Cathedrals we've visited (St Mark's in Venice, St Francis's Basilica in Assisi, Monreale in Palermo, Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, St Appolinaire in Ravenna) and this is nothing special. There are some good fresco's by Padua's own Menabuoi but even baptistery is better. Much of the decoration is recent (last 200... More 

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I don't understand how people can be tired of cathedrals and castles, I am not one of those people. This cathedral is stunning, its free to enter, and you are just blown away by its spectacular surroundings. What can you say about such an amazing place? Just one of those places you have to go and see for yourself. It... More 

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