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Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

Galleria Duomo 5 | La visita non è consentita durante tutte le cerimonie religiose parrocchiali, 35141, Padua, Italy
+39 049 662814
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Outstanding in it's simplicity

When visiting Italian churches after a while it is difficult to distinguish one church from another... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Taxidevil
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Glasgow, Scotland
Austere baroque

The cathedral has been baroqued and largely painted white. The facade is the oldest part. It's well... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Aquinasmagister
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
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Galleria Duomo 5 | La visita non è consentita durante tutte le cerimonie religiose parrocchiali, 35141, Padua, Italy
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

When visiting Italian churches after a while it is difficult to distinguish one church from another and they all begin to look the same. This church is stark by comparison and it's simplicity makes it stand out from all the others. The side chapels are...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The cathedral has been baroqued and largely painted white. The facade is the oldest part. It's well done baroque but somewhat austere. A lovely Blessed sacrament Chapel Various attempts at liturgical re-ordering have been more or less well done. The recent altar rail wall is...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

It doesn't look spectacular on the outside, and on the inside it's unusually plain for an Italian cathedral. However, the real attraction is the Baptistry (Battistero del Duomo) next door.

Thank Gordon H
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Don´t be fooled by its austere façade, this interesting temple deserves a visit. It´s not the church I liked most in my trip to Italy, but it´s outstanding anyway. I would point out that it´s quite original as there are some contemporary sculptures in the...More

Thank southerntraveller49
Reviewed 11 May 2017

the Cattedrale is very impressive and very big, unfortunately it is often closed, so you cannot see it inside

Thank Piotr M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Compared to the other, magnificent churches in Padova, the Duomo is much more modern and average. Free to enter. I didn't go into the next-door Battistero as I think it was closed (Bank Holiday): it costs €3 to enter and is apparently covered in beautiful...More

Thank FTMDave
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Loved our visit here and to the Baptistry next door. Plainer than St Antony's Basilica but beautiful nevertheless. Loved the modern crucifix, lectern and other works by the same sculptor. The stained glass windows in the crypt were with a look. Very peaceful!

Thank JRishere
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Large and modern despite paintings from earlier era - set up for large masses and confessions for travellers

Thank Leslie G
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Austere compared to St Anthony, but still deserves a quick visit to see the church and Baptistery. Most of what you see now is from the mid-16th century. It has symmetrical aisles and domes, and an interesting floor. It is the resting place of several...More

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this, the Battistero is a building adjacent to the cathedral. 3euros only, no queue. Amazing frescos

Thank rachelbT9027TD
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