Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Padua

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See Donatello's famous equestrian statue of Erasmo da Narni, considered one of the greatest examples of Italian Renaissance sculpture, at Basilica di Sant’Antonio. In the historic city of Padua, the church hosts thousands of visitors each year who come to pray at the tomb of St. Anthony or to admire the 15th-century artwork and decor. The church combines Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic architecture. Wander the interior to see the grand marble reliefs and frescoes on the church walls. Masses are held frequently at this popular pilgrimage site, so you can attend a service if you like. Put Basilica di Sant’Antonio at the forefront of your travel plans using our Padua itinerary planning app .
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  • Beautiful basilica in Romanesque style; is just a few hundred metres from Prato della Valle square; Besides the basilica also worth visiting the adjacent cloister.
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  • We went to Padua on purpose to visit the beautiful Basilica di Sant'Antonio and luckily we also came with the onset of the Holy Mass, which as of Sunday, however, is celebrated every hour. The Basilica is well maintained and it gives everyone the opportunity to visit the grave of the Holy relics, all In an absolutely free, not as is the case for other ecclesiastical structures to which access is guaranteed only if payment of the ticket.
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  • Located in the historic center, is one of the oldest Churches of Italy having about 800 years of history, all in Romanesque and Gothic. Inside it is very large and well preserved and is the tomb of the famous Saint, the chapel of the relics, the altar, the chapel of blessings etc Then before exiting the course, on the porch, you can buy medals, candles, crosses and crucifixes, Holy Shop souvenir General objects. Well worth a visit and is completely free.
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  • Outside the Saint Peter's in Rome this might be the prettiest Church I've ever seen in Italy. You will never expect it to be so beautiful inside. Even though there was a ceremony going on the tourists were allowed to walk around and admire all of its beauty. If you go to Padova visiting this church is a MUST!
  • Very grateful for being able to visit the Tomb of my Confirmation Saint, St Anthony. You can tell that the Church is being run by people who are trying to run it into the ground by tuning it into a money machine but by people who genuinely care about the jewel they've been entrusted, which can't be said for a lot of other Churches throughout Italy. Appreciated the pamphlets offered at the entrance to the Church.
  • Very lovely place, good of tranquility. Very religious. I loved it and I can't wait to go back.
  • Must visit...the majestic basilica of St.Antony. You will get astonished by the architectural intelligence of the people of that time.
  • Dress yourself as for a church, the guards are strict. Well organized and good maintained. Enough toilets, prices in the shop almost better then outside in the "fake market". Good place for people trying to get help, say thank you and pray for relatives. Wish you all a glorious stay.

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