Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Padua

#11 of 69 in Historic Sites in Padua
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
Stop by Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site to view a 13th-century Augustinian church that was almost completely destroyed during World War II. Built in 1276, the structure was decorated with Andrea Mantegna frescoes, as well as work by Guariento and Forli. Due to its unfortunate location next to German headquarters, the church was bombed by Allied air strikes. Visit the restored church and observe the frescoes, which have been tediously pieced back together like a puzzle from the destruction. Admission is free. Plan your Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site visit and explore what else you can see and do in Padua using our Padua vacation website.
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  • Free of charge. Frescoes. Wonderful wooden ceiling. Viewing available before and after the Arena. A must for Art lovers.  more »
  • When you enter you don't see too much decoration, but the ceiling of the church is something very special. It was built in the middle age and still it is like new. If you are interested to Mantegna...  more »
  • Work in progress, so the outside is not fully visible. The inside is beautiful
  • Off the side of Prato a large church with lovely images and sculptures. Beneath the current church some remains of an older church can be seen in the crypt.

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