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Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Padua

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#11 of 70 in Historic Sites in Padua
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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Stop by Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site to view a 13th-century Augustinian church that was almost completely destroyed during World War II. Built in 1276, the structure was decorated with Andrea Mantegna frescoes, as well as work by Guariento and Forli. Due to its unfortunate location next to German headquarters, the church was bombed by Allied air strikes. Visit the restored church and observe the frescoes, which have been tediously pieced back together like a puzzle from the destruction. Admission is free. Plan your Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site visit and explore what else you can see and do in Padua using our Padua vacation website.
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  • I've been studying the history of arch for quite a while and I've never come across a vault like this. Absolutely unique. And the fact that the church is bare of ornaments (probably due to the fact... 
    I've been studying the history of arch for quite a while and I've never come across a vault like this. Absolutely unique. And the fact that the church is bare of ornaments (probably due to the fact...  more »
  • The Saints Philip and James Church (Chiesa dei Eremitani) is an imposing edifice built in the second half of the thirteenth century on a spot where stood a previous religious building also dedicated.....  more
    The Saints Philip and James Church (Chiesa dei Eremitani) is an imposing edifice built in the second half of the thirteenth century on a spot where stood a previous religious building also dedicated.....  more »
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  • Not the mos decorate church you can see here in Padua / Italy. But with a really interesting history and with his important history speaking.
  • Church is quite empty on the inside and there's almost nothing left of Mantegna's masterpiece. Otherwise, interesting historic place...

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