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Civic Museum (Museo Civico di Padova)

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Address: 35121, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: +39 049 820 4551
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Well worth a stop

The Scrovegni Chapel ticket gets you into the Civic Museum as well, and it is well worth your time while you are there. Giotto's crucifix is worth the visit by itself, and there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
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Vicenza, Italy
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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The Scrovegni Chapel ticket gets you into the Civic Museum as well, and it is well worth your time while you are there. Giotto's crucifix is worth the visit by itself, and there is a lot (a whole lot!) of other items on display.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

My wife and I browsed the extensive holdings for two hours after we saw Giotto's Chapel. Much sculpture and painting. Some pieces are excellent. One of the better ways to spend a rainy afternoon. Covered by the Padova Card.

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Thank SeekerOfGoodValue
NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We went to this museum complex after visiting the Scrovegni. While the archeological part was a little disappointing, the Art Museum was surprisingly good and extensive, with lots of paintings by notable Veneto artists. If it were in the US, it would be a major tourist destination. Just down the road from Venice, it struggles to get noticed.

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Thank John & Carol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The Museo Civico di Padova (Musei Civici agli Eremitani) adjoins the Scrovegni Chapel and entrance is on the same ticket. If your visit here is adjacent to your visit to the chapel you will already have handed in any bags (even handbags) at the cloakroom. There is a large souvenir shop which serves both attractions. The museum has a large... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

This place was a total surprise, the staff were very friendly, the place is huge, if you've booked for the frescos, be there 5 mins before the time you've got as if you miss the window, you're not going in - environmental control of the room means people are moved through an airlock style system where they are only open... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

It is a little hard to find the entrance to the museum from surrounding streets. Make sure you book well in advance if you want to go into the church to see the frescoes. You can go and see them late at night if you want. We tried to go in at 3.30pm but the next slot to see frescoes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Hundreds of beautiful paintings are nicely exposed in the pinacoteca on first floor where also the Giotto wooden cross is. On ground floor thousands of archeologic elements are unfortunately often exposed on dark shelves ad the spotlight are off. The second improvable service is the audioguide: instead of the plastified A3 size map the optical pen could be activated directly... More 

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Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Once inside (joint ticket with the Scrovegno Chapel) the art gallery was simply enormous with a very interesting and wide ranging collection of paintings well set out and labelled

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Bucks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

The museum is right next to the Scrovegni chapel and it is well worth scheduling a visit. We were taken by surprise at the size of the art collection and the treasures contained therein. We did not have time to look around the huge archeological collection - will have to do that next time. Very helpful and informative volunteers and... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

There was so much to see at this museum whether it was archaeology or art that we decided to just select a few art rooms. I'm glad that we did because we feel that we appreciated what we saw so much more. There is literally so much that you could spend weeks here and not take it all in. Very... More 

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