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Chiesa degli Eremitani

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Address: Piazza Eremitani 9, 35121, Padua, Italy
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16:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 12:30
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Good frescoes inside

This is very close to the Scrovegni Chapel and has good frescoes similar to many attractions in Padua. It is very spacious inside and has a nice Altar. There is the civic museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is very close to the Scrovegni Chapel and has good frescoes similar to many attractions in Padua. It is very spacious inside and has a nice Altar. There is the civic museum of Eremitani next door to this church that has some very good artifacts on display including some very rare coins. Also works by Giotto are in the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you saw the Must See Scrovegni Chapel then you are right there. The church is impressive in size and history. I thought there were some nice jewels in the rough here.

Thank Mike N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Next to the better known Scrovegni Chapel, the Chiesa degli Eremitani has the Mantegna frescoes. These were restored bit by bit, a long difficult task, after the frescoes were damaged during WW2 American bombing. The church itself is peaceful with a beautiful wooden ceiling.

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

Most of the Mantegna frescoes were destroyed by Allied bombing in WWII. This should remind us that mankind's fragile creations are too often destroyed by war, over-development, and pollution. As cultural tourists, we should do what we can to preserve this patrimony for future generations.

Thank SeekerOfGoodValue
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This church, right next to the Scrovegni chapel, is worth taking a few moments to see. It was interesting to learn from photos inside how much of it was destroyed during WW2 and had to be rebuilt - like the amazing roof structure. The bombings also devastated the Mantegna frescoes inside. A good effort has been made to reconstruct what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Padua is perhaps most famous for the Giotto frescoes in the Arena Chapel, which everyone should see at least once (reservations absolutely required!); but the next-door church of the Eremitani is also a must-see for the restored Mantegna frescoes in the Ovetari Chapel. The church was bombed by the Allies during World War II, with catastrophic results especially for these... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This church has been beautifully restored in the 1950s. Short distance from the Scrovegni Chapel with the famed Giotto frescos, this building is surprising beautiful inside. Many descriptions on how the restoration was completed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Just round the corner from the Scrovegni Chapel, this large church suffered much damage in WWII, but has been carefully restored as far as possible, including some of the art work. There is a tomb to the murdered ruler Jacob, about whom Petrarch wrote an ode on hearing of his assassination. Entry is free.

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Riccione, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

The Eremitani's Church looks like the Palace of Law, since it was built by the same architect. It is next to the Scrovegni's Chapel. Looking at the inside, it is a bit "poor": no gold or marble that make the building more beautiful. It has a simple look. I went to the mass here at 7 o'clock pm. There was... More 

2 Thank GourmetPellegrino
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

The Church of Ermitani is an Augustinian church in central Padua. It is a large, classical church from the 13th century, with well preserved (and some not so well preserved) frescoes by Guariento and Ansuino da Forlì. Formerly it had works by Mantegna, largely destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II.The adjacent monastery houses the municipal art gallery. Both... More 

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