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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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  • As my heading says- it was a nice church but nothing special about as compared to St Anthony's. We had to kill time before our appointment to Scrovegni Chapel (which is next door) so this was the obvi...  more »
  • very nice church, which is also very old, nice decoration inside, a park close by and a painting exhibition  more »
  • Huge, spartan, austere - and powerful church (and I'm not religious). Of particular interest are the efforts to recreate the artwork destroyed during World War II bombing.  more »
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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