Of all the lovely churches in Padua, most with frescoes, this is the most elaborately decorated. Worth a long walk and free to visit.
About Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo
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This temple is absolutely outstanding, both in size as in beauty, one of the things you shouldn´t miss if you are visiting the city. The façade is beautiful but a bit massive and severe, it´s the indoor space what is really impressive, seeing its size...More
Although not religious in anyway I like visiting basilicas and churches. Saint Anthony's is up there with the best. Brilliant paintings and sculptures throughout and although there was prayers and mass going on in never felt I was imposing on anybody throughout.
The basilica is impressive in every way you look. The inside presents some of the most beautiful paintings and ceiling decorations I've ever seen in any basilica in Italy. Every corner has a different detail that is sure to take your breath away. Despite its...More
I had to visit the saint's 13th century basilica that my parents named me after and boy was I impressed. From the outside, it compares favorably to other top churches & basilicas in Europe. But, upon entry inside, I was overwhelmed from the ornate décor...More
We toured Sant'Antonio on a Sunday morning during a mass. The church was crowded, but it was easy to see the sights around the church. And the experience of the service made it more memorable. It's best to get a book beforehand to learn more...More
We have seen many many churches during our travels, so to be amazed by such beauty was a nice surprise. Didn't know what to expect when we walked in. It is absolutely breathtaking. take your time and really look at the frescoes. so many to...More
Like all European churches of this caliber, this church does not fail to impress. Despite the numerous fires that have wreaked havoc on its interiors, they have done a decent job restoring it to glory. Not just relics but the whole body of St.Antonio de...More
This Church was wonderful to visit. The tomb of St.Anthony was overwhelming with its marble reliefs. Absolutely beautiful to see. Watching the procession of people who wanted to touch the tomb and/or leave a message to the Saint was a moving experience. The emotion of...More
Came here really to visit the UNESCO botanical garden, but glad we visited this basilica as well. It is breathtaking, both inside & out. Morning mass was in progress, but many visitors were allowed in & could freely move about. Many lined up to view...More