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Chiesa degli Eremitani

Piazza Eremitani 9, 35121, Padua, Italy
+39 049 875 6410
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Piazza Eremitani 9, 35121, Padua, Italy
+39 049 875 6410
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This church was almost entirely destroyed by Allied bombs in 1944-45, but has been beautifully restored and is well worth a visit. Unfortunately, the magnificent frescoes by Mantegna were almost entirely demolished, although reconstructions on the website and at the church itself help mitigate the...More

Thank Caroline b
Reviewed 14 October 2017

So many tourists rightly go to the Scrovengi chapel but then they skip the very large church next door. This was built in the 1100s under the patronage of a very wealthy family. Unfortunately it suffered terrible damage from Allied bombing in WWII, but the...More

Thank GloriaAnchio
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Out of all the churches that are mentioned as interesting touristic spots, this one is possibly the least interesting. The facade is very clean, and clearly isn't maintained properly. Unfortunately, it was closed when I got there, so I can speak to the inside.

Thank marcelo-dillenburg
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The church was damaged in 1944 by bombibg but restored beautifuly. It is a a romanesque churh with fragnents of fresco by Mantegnaand lovely frescos by Guarieto who was Giotto's student. It is a very imposing and beautiful building and do not miss it!! Yona...More

Thank Yona S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We were they only two in this church when we visited. It is sparsely decorated and this makes the fresco's that are there very special. The church was badly bombed during World war II so this explains why it is so plain - a lot...More

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This church is huge. People who say it's boring or nothing special should look a little more closely. Yes it's fairly simple now but once would have been sumptuous and still has things to inspire. It boasts a beautiful crucifix attributed to Giusta da Manabuoi...More

Thank Aquinasmagister
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

At first this church looks a little boring compared to the fresco laden nearby churches. It also is very different in style. It is huge, a little humble reflecting it's origins but look deepen at the alter and on each side. High decor has been...More

Thank Mr_Pab_2016
Reviewed 11 June 2017

As my heading says- it was a nice church but nothing special about as compared to St Anthony's. We had to kill time before our appointment to Scrovegni Chapel (which is next door) so this was the obvious choice. There were some nice frescoes that...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 11 May 2017

very nice church, which is also very old, nice decoration inside, a park close by and a painting exhibition

Thank Piotr M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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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