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. Plan your Chiesa degli Eremitani visit and explore what else you can see and do in Padua using our Padua vacation website .
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  • See the result of the bombing of the 44 Americans and the destruction done to the cycles of frescoes in the Church ... is painful. But I found it one of the most beautiful churches in its simplicity
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  • The Church of the Eremitani in Piazza Eremitani in Padua is dedicated to the Holy Apostles Philip and James. She served the Augustinians already in the 13th century as a monastery church. The Church is famous for the frescoes of Andrea Mantegna, which unfortunately on March 11, 1944, 12 noon through an "anglo-american air raid" by a Bombardamento devastata dal (destroyed by bombing) were largely destroyed in an air raid. Two oath back full photos with billboards PhoneCall that and speechless the visitors even today. Remains at least a small part of this beautiful frescoes and with a high Aufwend a little again be restored. Worth a visit to this rather simple Church. Especially since just a few steps from the famous frescoes by Giotto in the Cappella degli Scrovegni to visit are. You can combine both so easily.
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  • Visited by train from Venice. On the way to the old town from the train station. Tourists and people becoming, the area was quiet.
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  • You can find here frescoes of Andrea Mantegna. Alas, they damaged because of allied air bombardment in 1944. There are always several tombs of XIV-XV centuries. Admission is free but any donation is welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light.
  • Exquisite Mantegna frescoes amidst other remarkable works of art in this beautiful church.
  • Surprising because of the huge dimensions and the amount of empty space, the church has not many other things to offer. The paintings are really deteriorated. As it is really near to the Capella degli Scrovegni and the Eremitani Museums, it should be visited anyway (even if it is a brief visit).
  • It's a beautiful old church. Symbolic of this city and its history.
  • Large church on the plane side. Interesting wooden ceiling and apse. Large rose window.
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