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Civic Museum (Museo Civico di Padova)

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Address: Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121, Padua, Italy
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+39 049 820 4551
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 18:00

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We went to Padua to see Giotto's paintings in the chapel next door to the museum. The collections in the museum were really good, and all those working at the museum that we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Padua to see Giotto's paintings in the chapel next door to the museum. The collections in the museum were really good, and all those working at the museum that we interacted with were extremely helpful and polite. Tintoretto's paintings were among the most striking ones, there were also beautiful sculpture pieces (Bonanza the most striking ones), and... More 

Thank brvancouver
La Plata, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The day I visited the Scrovegni Chapel happened to be very cold and rainy. Given the weather, I explored the Civic Museum after the chapel. Entry was automatically combined with the chapel ticket, after all. While few artworks compare to Giotto's frescoes, my time at the Civic Museum (which includes an archaeological museum and art gallery) was very well spent.... More 

Thank Tiffy_Bird
Vicenza, Italy
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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.

Thank dven8
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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.

Thank SeekerOfGoodValue
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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.

Thank John & Carol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

Thank David W
York, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank ConMcElroy
Retford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Olivia_Lily
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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 

Thank stefano s
Malvern, United Kingdom
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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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