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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  • Regardless of the religion of each, worth a visit since it hits its inner scale. Essential to not enter trousers short or straps.
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  • It's worth it. Although nonbelievers feel in the air a religious atmosphere. Worth visiting.
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  • The Holy St. Anthony is called by p ... the Church then is gorgeous, especially the part with the gleaming white marble. To visit for the faith but not only.
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