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Chiesa degli Eremitani

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Address: Piazza Eremitani 9, 35121, Padua, Italy
Phone Number:
0498756410
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08:30 - 12:30
16:00 - 19:00
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Sun 08:30 - 12:30
Sun - Sat 16:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 12:30

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Huge, impressive church

Huge, spartan, austere - and powerful church (and I'm not religious). Of particular interest are the efforts to recreate the artwork destroyed during World War II bombing.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Adria, Italy
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Adria, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Huge, spartan, austere - and powerful church (and I'm not religious). Of particular interest are the efforts to recreate the artwork destroyed during World War II bombing.

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Gretna Green, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge room which defies the last gif of Renaissance church architecture. Vast wooden boat ceiling and interesting frescoes. Not to be overlooked

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Bombed by the Americans and the British in March 11944, this church has managed to salvage lovely frescoes by Menabuoi and the marvelous Mantegna with the cycle of San Christoforo. The altar piece is also very distinguished and the whole church makes you humble.

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La Plata, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I downloaded the city of Padua's mp3 series (at padovanet.it) to lead my talking tour. Although some of the info was out of date, (especially the route from the park to the Scrovegni Chapel), there was a very nice segment about the Church of the Eremitani, which helped me enjoy it so much more than otherwise. (I saw no brochures... More 

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Thank Tiffy_Bird
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is very close to the Scrovegni Chapel and has good frescoes similar to many attractions in Padua. It is very spacious inside and has a nice Altar. There is the civic museum of Eremitani next door to this church that has some very good artifacts on display including some very rare coins. Also works by Giotto are in the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you saw the Must See Scrovegni Chapel then you are right there. The church is impressive in size and history. I thought there were some nice jewels in the rough here.

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London
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Next to the better known Scrovegni Chapel, the Chiesa degli Eremitani has the Mantegna frescoes. These were restored bit by bit, a long difficult task, after the frescoes were damaged during WW2 American bombing. The church itself is peaceful with a beautiful wooden ceiling.

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Thank Pete026
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Most of the Mantegna frescoes were destroyed by Allied bombing in WWII. This should remind us that mankind's fragile creations are too often destroyed by war, over-development, and pollution. As cultural tourists, we should do what we can to preserve this patrimony for future generations.

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Los Angeles, California
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This church, right next to the Scrovegni chapel, is worth taking a few moments to see. It was interesting to learn from photos inside how much of it was destroyed during WW2 and had to be rebuilt - like the amazing roof structure. The bombings also devastated the Mantegna frescoes inside. A good effort has been made to reconstruct what... More 

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Padua is perhaps most famous for the Giotto frescoes in the Arena Chapel, which everyone should see at least once (reservations absolutely required!); but the next-door church of the Eremitani is also a must-see for the restored Mantegna frescoes in the Ovetari Chapel. The church was bombed by the Allies during World War II, with catastrophic results especially for these... More 

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