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Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo

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Address: Piazza del Santo 11, 35123, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: +39 049 822 5652
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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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The most visited church in Italy for pilgrims. The tomb of St Antonio, who was from Portugal, is unique.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

The most visited church in Italy for pilgrims. The tomb of St Antonio, who was from Portugal, is unique.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

A lover of churches this one is up there with the best. Even with all the restoration it is peaceful and there'splenty to look at. Very beautiful and tranquil.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

To get there we took the train from Mestre on the fast one in the morning 8:12am 4 Euros for the express 1st Class cheap. so it too about 14 min. then you go to the Magazine place and buy a trolley bus on tracks round trip I think the stop is Santo but just to make sure you ask... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

You've just got to experience this, even if you are not a catholic, even as an atheist. This is a church alive, and with good vibes. Visit the oratory also, it is worth the 5 €

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

An active church, many pilgrims visiting the tomb. Their faith in the healing ability of e saint is moving to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

I enjoyed watching the architecture of this church and beautiful Giotto's frescoes. The church also contains the tomb of St. Anthony. Generally the photography isn't allowed inside the building, but I was granted a special permission to make only one photo of the tomb, without flash. I tried to make the best of this great opportunity I was given! I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

This is the most important pilgrimage Church dedicated to St Anthony, any where in the world. It is also beautifully adorned with great works of art -- as are most Italian churches. The Church contains the tomb of St Anthony , where pilgrims offer prayers and petitions. One senses a great deal of reverence. Relics and artifacts associated with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Very big, very ornate, lots of art, lots of praying, and quite a few body parts on display - including a tongue and jaw. Lovely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

No short/singlets-kinda place; people come here on pilgrimage to Saint Antonio!!! + Beautiful religious artwork.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by the magnificent artwork in this church. It's quite ornate, including beautiful frescoes and a very elaborate tomb. If you're wearing a dress, make sure to bring a scarf to cover your shoulders.

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