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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  • It is a beautiful basilica in honor of St. Anthony. The organization and administration of the church are remarkable. At the entrance there is a guide indicating explanations of the main points and, at the end of the pilgrimage, just head to the store to receive a free "souvenir" of the visit. There is a priest granting blessings in a church space. We found some relics of the saint, among others the tongue and the dental arch would preserve in glass ornaments. A shop sells souvenirs and, next, there is a multimedia room with the life story of St. Anthony. A joy to live this moment exactly on June 13th.
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  • It is so much that I live in Veneto, and finally I decided together with my family to visit the sanctuary, and I must say that I was delighted by the visit, is a beautiful place and suggestive especially when you go to the tomb of Sant'Antonio.
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  • How do you not give it five stars? While not St Marks and not having the absolute magnificence and grandeur of the bigger cathedrals, I still count this a must see if you are anywhere close. The mosaics on the floor are fascinating. I am sure that we spent more than a half an hour here. Smaller but very attractive cathedral architecturally.
  • A very incredible place, I was blessed enough to visit various place around the country and got to see so many things that it reached a time were when I said "wow" it wasn't the for all of then. But for this place it was a completely WOW, you can feel the story of the place just entering and you get to understand just how important the place is. But please just remember do NOT take photos inside for you to understand why just think how would you feel If some person go and take a photo beside the tomb of a beloved person of yours.
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