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Chiesa degli Eremitani, Padua

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Stop by Chiesa degli Eremitani 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. Our Padua itinerary planner makes visiting Chiesa degli Eremitani and other Padua attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Located near the entrance of the Church of the eremitani town museums built around 1300 have survived for several centuries before being partially destroyed during World War II. The bombings have lost much of the frescoes on the high altar. Definitely worth visiting and appreciate what of original remains (on the right at the entrance to the small chapel).
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  • Probably the most liked among many church visit. Its construction dates back to 1264 and was badly damaged during World War II (they went practically lost the work of Mantegna), but has been restored according to the original structure. The Interior has a single nave, the wooden ceiling, the walls are striped with two different colors. There are several chapels and funerary monuments.
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  • The present church was mostly rebuilt after the ravages of World War II bombs. Mantegna's frescoes were the most damaged, and even the one you tried to rebuild. Colored patches of original frescoes are alternated with white plaster coatings with drawn the outlines of the missing parts. Looking at these walls you cannot but think about the destructive folly of war and that really it takes so little to destroy masterpieces that should remain eternal.
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  • If you come to venice for more than 2 days you will get bored very fast. The next best thing is to come to Padova. This in on of the main churches here. It is magnificent!
  • Exquisite Mantegna frescoes amidst other remarkable works of art in this beautiful church.
  • Nice church in the center of Padova, often overlooked by tourists but still very nice. The Mantegna frescoes on the right chapel are amazing.
  • Nice church worth a quick look inside
  • Beautiful interior unmissable frescoes by Mantegna

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