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Basilica di Santa Giustina, Padua

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Religious Site
The Abbey of Santa Giustina is a Benedictine abbey in the center of the City of Padua, facing the Prato della Valle, which dates from the 10th century. The abbey is attached to the Basilica of Santa Giustina, which was built in the 6th century. Its present shape derives from construction in the 17th century.
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  • Visiting the Basilica initially seems a simple Church, but the paintings reveal the artistic works, how lovely are the parts of wooden sculptures of marble inlays on the altar and choir.
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  • To tell all the Christian beauty contained in the Abbey of Santa Giustina (killed by Emperor Maximinus at not having wanted to deny his faith) would not be enough space for a review. The Basilica is huge and dominates the upper entrance of Prato della Valle. Inside is quite bare although the side chapels are dedicated to various saints and richly decorated. Beautiful picture of the martyrdom of Santa Giustina. A special mention deserves the floor still original from construction hits you for bright colors and brightness. Fine workmanship is the sarcophagus of St Luke the Evangelist (who was not one of the Apostles of Jesus but a traveling companion of Saint Paul. There are many other things to see that it would take a full day and then my advice is to go to visit it.
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  • A very large and impressive building with something strange deep motifs on the façade. During our visit, the majority of the basilica was empty cleared and found one in another room in the basement was transferred to God service instead of the per speaker the Basilica seemed very cold and bare
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  • I was told by a friend, an Italien architecht who studied in Florence, that Padua was the most beautiful city on earth - especially in terms of the built environment. After spending a week there, I entirely agree.
  • Absolutely beautiful church complex with remarkable works of art.
  • A humongous building, very well made and nicely decorated on the inside.
  • Neat but not a cool style.
  • Fabulous architecture.