Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Padua

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See Donatello's famous equestrian statue of Erasmo da Narni, considered one of the greatest examples of Italian Renaissance sculpture, at Basilica di Sant’Antonio. In the historic city of Padua, the church hosts thousands of visitors each year who come to pray at the tomb of St. Anthony or to admire the 15th-century artwork and decor. The church combines Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic architecture. Wander the interior to see the grand marble reliefs and frescoes on the church walls. Masses are held frequently at this popular pilgrimage site, so you can attend a service if you like. Put Basilica di Sant’Antonio at the forefront of your travel plans using our Padua itinerary planning app .
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  • Beautiful church. It really deserves to be visited if you pass through Padua. The relics of St. Anthony are very interesting.
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  • A place of worship and a place of art. In the large church, pilgrims who with more or less faith visit the tomb of the saint and the chapel of the relics with those who admire the rich (even a little messy) interiors where there are various types of monuments and styles. The basilica forms one with the convent of the friars and you can admire the cloister.
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  • This is one of the most beautiful, eclectic and unusual churches I have ever visited. Colourful, rich in decoration, history, beautifully moving and I am not even catholic! A MUST SEE! The colourful altars, the reliquary, St. Anthony’s tomb and the cloistered gardens... just stunning beauty. We spent hours studying all the amazing art, sculptures and details.
  • I had wonderful relaxing time here. This church is really big, with beautiful designs inside. It's a free entrance. So, you can enter and relax however longer you need to. Recommended, if in the town !!!
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