Museo Diocesano di Padova, Padua

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See precious works of art originating from the territory of the Diocese of Padua at Museo Diocesano di Padova. Housed within the grand Bishop's Palace, the small museum contains sculptures, paintings, manuscripts, and other artifacts that are a testament to the church's cultural wealth and offer an appreciation of the arts. Don't miss the walls of Bishop's Hall, decorated with fresco portraits of the first 100 Bishops of Padua. Plan to visit Museo Diocesano di Padova and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Padua attractions using our Padua day trip planning website.
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  • Just at the Duomo you will find Palazzo Vescovile where the museum is. There are many artifacts and one is more beautiful than the other. The palace with its decoration is outstanding as well. 
    Just at the Duomo you will find Palazzo Vescovile where the museum is. There are many artifacts and one is more beautiful than the other. The palace with its decoration is outstanding as well.  more »
  • Unfortunately, the permanent exhibition was closed, as it opens only from Thursday to Sunday, but they had also an interesting temporary exhibition: Il Corpo. It had a lot of pictures and a video... 
    Unfortunately, the permanent exhibition was closed, as it opens only from Thursday to Sunday, but they had also an interesting temporary exhibition: Il Corpo. It had a lot of pictures and a video...  more »
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  • Excellent museum of medieval sacred arts.
  • The Bishop's Palace - better known as Vescovado - is a palace that stands next to the Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta in Padua, between Piazza Duomo, via Dietro Duomo and via Vescovado. The building was a bishop's castle already in the eighth century. In the following centuries it lost its war connotations, changing to a representative residence for the bishops of the city, who still reside there today. Altered in the fifties of the last century, today it can be partially visited, inserted in the circuit of the Diocesan Museum.Some structures of the building have recently been dated to the eighth and ninth centuries. It preserves frescoes from the 12th and 14th centuries and works by Jacopo Parisati and Bartolomeo Montagna. Inside the medieval bishop's prisons are preserved, a rare testimony of the ancient jurisdiction of the Venetian bishops. The Diocesan Museum was established on the occasion of the Jubilee of 2000 and it is divided between some rooms of the building. It exhibits works from the collections of the Canons of Padua and from the churches of the diocese.

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