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Basilica of St. Anthony, 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 of St. Anthony. 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 of St. Anthony at the forefront of your travel plans using our Padua itinerary planning app.
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  • Padua is a lovely medieval town, on the route for the pilgrims coming from England to go ti Rome. We had our tour guide for half the way, walked by the gate, walked by the park, crossed the bridge...  more »
  • This stunning church is dedicated to St. Anthony, patron saint of the lost. No pictures allowed, so use your eyes well. The non-religious can revel in the architecture, paintings and sculpture...  more »
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  • This is one of the most beautiful, eclectic and unusual churches I have ever visited. Colourful, rich in decoration, history, beautifully moving and I am not even catholic! A MUST SEE! The colourful altars, the reliquary, St. Anthony‚Äôs tomb and the cloistered gardens... just stunning beauty. We spent hours studying all the amazing art, sculptures and details.
  • I had wonderful relaxing time here. This church is really big, with beautiful designs inside. It's a free entrance. So, you can enter and relax however longer you need to. Recommended, if in the town !!!

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