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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  • Depicts the stories of St Philip, St James and St Augustine. After the serious damage suffered by the Church during World War II, there are still significant signs of activity by Giusto de Menabuoi and Andrea Mantegna in the Ovetari Chapel
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  • Next dei Chapel Scrovegni, stands out for the meticulous reconstruction which has been made of the frescoes after the bombing that suffered. Impressive work.
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  • It was a nice visit that I liked and concerned me especially, I suggest a visit to the art gallery that is close by.
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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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