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Oratorio di San Giorgio

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Address: Piazza del Santo 11, 35123, Padua, Italy
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+39 049 822 5652
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A little hard to find as you have to purchase the ticket in the chapel next to it. Hardly any tourists find it but

Reviewed 29 October 2016
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Salzburg, Austria
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Salzburg, Austria
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

A little hard to find as you have to purchase the ticket in the chapel next to it. Hardly any tourists find it but

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

A beautiful chapel, decorated in frescoes from 1376 (most of them in very good condition) presenting scenes from the lives of s. George, Catherine, Lucy and The Holy Family. There are not many tourists, probably because the entrance costs 3 EUR :) Go there!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Built in 1374 & not changed at all .The ceiling and walls are decorated with frescoes painted by Altichiero da Zevio . Worth a visit but 5 euro entry compared to free for the Basilica next door that is amazing seems comparatively expensive .

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is well worth seeing even if your time in Padua is short.The Scuola has some early Titian paintings and the picture of the kneeling donkey is lovely. The oratorio is smaller but no less interesting with frescoes of various saints,and you can see the influence of Giotto here.Whether you see it before the Basilica or after is irrelevant as... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Maybe worth going here before the basilica next door. We did it the other way round and this oratory seemed so small and having had my visual senses completely blasted by the interior of the basilica - it was hard to pay attention to the beautiful friezes here.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

Interesting, but felt superfluous after visiting the Santo next door. I think only 5 euro for the Oratorio and Scoletta. If saving money, just opt for the Scoletta. The Santo is free.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Oratorio and the Scuola di Saint Anthony are fabulous! You enter into the Oratorio and then the guide will take you upstairs to the scuola. No pictures allowed! (Unless you are crafty). The frescoes are fabulous and much older than what you will find in the Basilica.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

Only in Padova would this be overlooked! It's next door to the church of San Antonio, really lovely frescoes and we had the place to ourselves! Capella degli Scrovengni rightly attracts lots of visitors, but this is virtually unknown.

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

It is surprising how some places apparently small gather so much information and surprises about our past.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

Conveniently located adjacent to the Basilica (Il Santo), the oratory is a small chapel decorated with very interesting frescoes in the style of Giotto (probably by his students). They tell stories of St. George and St. Lucy. It is fun to try to decipher the paintings. A good handout with a guide to the paintings is provided when you enter.... More 

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