Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo, 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 - Basilica del Santo. 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. Add Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo to your Padua travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Padua itinerary builder.
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  • Although not religious in anyway I like visiting basilicas and churches. Saint Anthony's is up there with the best. Brilliant paintings and sculptures throughout and although there was prayers and mas...  more »
  • The basilica is impressive in every way you look. The inside presents some of the most beautiful paintings and ceiling decorations I've ever seen in any basilica in Italy. Every corner has a different...  more »
  • I had to visit the saint's 13th century basilica that my parents named me after and boy was I impressed. From the outside, it compares favorably to other top churches & basilicas in Europe. But, upon ...  more »