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Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo

Piazza del Santo 11, 35123, Padua, Italy
+39 049 822 5652
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Piazza del Santo 11, 35123, Padua, Italy
+39 049 822 5652
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

I liked it, beautiful architecture. The inside garden is also marvelous. Be just aware that there is messes very often at least on Sundays so it is quite a difficult to visit.

Thank paivistina
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Basilica di Sant'Antonio is a beautiful change from the usual gothic cathedrals of Europe. It is a massive golden building with Byzantine domes, showing the eastern influence on this region of Italy. The inside is equally impressive, from the realistic sculptures to the golden reliquaries...More

2  Thank RobsLassie
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Saint Anthony holds a special place in our family's heart, seeing that he is the one we always pray to when we lose something.This was on our bucket list. Church looks very grand on the outside but seems to lack maintenance on the inside, as...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The Basilica itself is worth a look but what really strikes you when you wander around is the devotion of the pilgrims who come from far and wide to visit the tomb of St. Anthony of Padua. Some interesting, if gruesome, relics (tongue!) are found...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Anyone who has traveled through Italy has seen a lot of churches, many of which are breathtaking, but the Basilica of Saint Anthony is different. Centuries after his death, his power to move those who visit is awe-inspiring. His crypt is surrounded by photos, letters,...More

1  Thank quiinc
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The beauty of the basilica cannot be described in words. It is spectacular, grandiose, unbelievable, and these words don't do it justice. The amazing architecture, the painting on the walls and ceilings, the numerous scluptures everywhere, the relics of Sant'Antonio, are just something to see....More

1  Thank NickiW1234
Reviewed 2 July 2014

If I hadn't been to a gazillion cathedrals before this could be more exciting. Not to take away from it's beauty, it's just not different from the rest unless your Christian and want to pay tribute to this Saint. If you do come here pay...More

Thank Itzik_Greenvald
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Basilica was all we thought it would be. Firstly as Catholics we would hold devotion to Saint Anthony special so our expectection from a religious point of view would be fairly high. I am delighted to say we were not disappointed. Secondly the architecture was...More

Thank ENJOYCountyKerry
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I found this basilica to be in an overdone style....too much of everything and it didn't flow well. You are left with a mix of colours, style which are grating rather than pleasing to the eye. However it's a big draw for pilgrims coming to...More

1  Thank travellingcanadian_9
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Usually full of pilgrims queueing up to touch the sarcophagus or gawp at the shrivelled body parts, but worth a visit for the art, architecture and those body parts.

Thank Finny333
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I believe you can get there by train from Venice. Do you need to purchase tickets to enter the Basillica. If so, can they be purchased in advance.
1 November 2016|
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Response from Peter K | Reviewed this property |
Its free of charge
Shirley C
I will be arriving Padova by train. Is it within walking distance?
12 November 2015|
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Ideas on how to spend 3 nights in Padua. I would like to see as much of St Anthony's Basilica and attend all attractions there. I would like it to be a pilgrimage. An itinerary including costs would be great as I do not want to miss anything. Thanks in advance
7 February 2015|
Response from DFD1303 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Sperrin - You may have already been to Padua and my reply may be too late. Anyway, here is my two bobs worth: I suggest you stay in the vicinity of Padua at a lovely B&B called "The Home Villa Leonati Art... More