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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  • Very big, very beautiful, very cold, so many altars also beautiful but not enlightened, but worth a visit
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  • We had visited 25 years ago the basilica but honestly, I don't remember what was inside, its majestic arches, bays and all artworks of immense wealth. Not to be missed.
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  • A church that is simplistic to define so ... second only to St Peter's in Rome. There is also the Saint's relics
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  • How do you not give it five stars? While not St Marks and not having the absolute magnificence and grandeur of the bigger cathedrals, I still count this a must see if you are anywhere close. The mosaics on the floor are fascinating. I am sure that we spent more than a half an hour here. Smaller but very attractive cathedral architecturally.
  • A very incredible place, I was blessed enough to visit various place around the country and got to see so many things that it reached a time were when I said "wow" it wasn't the for all of then. But for this place it was a completely WOW, you can feel the story of the place just entering and you get to understand just how important the place is. But please just remember do NOT take photos inside for you to understand why just think how would you feel If some person go and take a photo beside the tomb of a beloved person of yours.
  • The basilica of Saint Anton in Padova it's one of a kind and a must to visit if you happen to be in town. Sober, elegant and majestic, you can see it from the distance dominating the horizon, calling you to approach it. Its serenity really makes you feel closer to God, and as you leave it behind you know you will always remember the moments you've spent there
  • A place worth visiting. It's exceptional art work adds to its grandeur. The visit has been a refreshing experience for soul and eyes. The sacredness and beauty of the Basilica is truely alluring.
  • A huge complex including the church and the monastery, as well as several cloisters. The church itself is one of the most important Christian churches, as there are relics of St. Anthony. In the church, the pictures are forbidden.
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