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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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  • A visit to the frescoed chapels, decidedly less pompous in the Basilica of Saint Anthony but for sure charm.
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  • Discovered by accident (I admit ignorance to not know her) left me truly stupefied, beautiful with all the works of mantegna to be restored. Not to be missed
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  • We get to visit the chapel degli Scrovegni and remain surprised by the internal dimensions, medieval church very sober at the entrance are two tombs constructed along both walls of the nave. The wooden ceiling was entirely rebuilt after the bombing of 1944 but the real treasure are the frescoes of Mantegna, located next to the apse, rebuilt thanks to a demanding work of restoration.
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  • 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
  • An essential stop to appreciate the value of cultural heritage and monuments of the city.
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  • One of the major historical points of Padua, to visit
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  • The remains of the frescoes of Mantegna faces coming to Padua. Throw in a coin box and enjoy. In the altar too beautiful frescoes.
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