37 Sights in Padua, Italy (with Map and Images)

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1. Torre dell'Orologio

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Torre dell'Orologio, is a clock tower located in the Piazza (Plaza) Dei Signori and positioned between the Palazzo (Palace) del Capitanio and the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi in Padua, or Padova, Italy. It is also referred to as the astronomical clock of Padua.

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2. Chiesa degli Eremitani

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The Church of the Eremitani, or Church of the Hermits, is a former-Augustinian, 13th-century Gothic-style church in Padua, region of the Veneto, Italy. It is also now notable for being adjacent to the Cappella Scrovegni with Giotto frescoes and the municipal archeology and art gallery: the Musei Civici agli Eremitani, which is housed in the former Augustinian monastery located to the left of the entrance.

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3. Cappella degli Scrovegni

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The Scrovegni Chapel, also known as the Arena Chapel, is a small church, adjacent to the Augustinian monastery, the Monastero degli Eremitani in Padua, region of Veneto, Italy. The chapel and monastery are now part of the complex of the Museo Civico of Padua.

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4. Palazzo della Ragione

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The Palazzo della Ragione is a medieval market hall, town hall and palace of justice building in Padua, in the Veneto region of Italy. The upper floor was dedicated to the town and justice administration; while the ground floor still hosts the historical covered market of the city. The palace separates the two market squares of Piazza delle Erbe from Piazza dei Frutti. It is popularly called "il Salone" . It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Padua's 14th-century fresco cycles.

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5. San Tomaso Becket

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The church of San Tomaso Cantuariense, also known as the church of San Tomaso or Tommaso is a religious building overlooking the "Strà di San Tomaso" now via San Tomaso in the contrà of Castel Vecchio in Padua. The building, titled to Tommaso Becket, was once the parish entrusted to the Filipino Fathers now is parish lined with secular clergy belonging to the vicariate of the cathedral. Inside the church there is an important collection of relics including the heart of San Filippo Neri and a portrait of him which in 1632 suded 27 times. The rich internal furniture has works by seventeenth and eighteenth -century authors such as Pietro Liberi, Francesco Maffei, Onofrio Gabrieli.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Tomaso Cantuariense (Padova) (IT)

6. Chiesa di San Pietro

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St. Petero Apostolo Church is a religious building located on St. Petero Avenue in Padua. This church has existed since the 4th century, although it was rebuilt at the end of the 11th century. Until 1809, it was the diocese and church of Benedictine nuns, who were given canonical titles under a 9th-century royal privilege. On April 22, 866, Ludwig II merged it with Bishop Patvi. The church is an extraordinary complex of buildings, overlapping architectural and decorative phenomena from the Middle Ages to Neo-Gothic. Today, it is the rector of the cathedral.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo (Padova) (IT)

7. Chiesa della Beata Vergine Maria Immacolata

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The Church of Notre Dame Immaculate, also known as the Church of Santa Maria Iconia, is a religious building that stands in Borgo Portrow, now via Berzoni in Padua. The present building, built in the 1850s on top of a medieval building, honors Santa Maria Iconia, who was first a member of the Knights Templar and then commander of the Order of Malta, and ruled the building with St John del Navi the Baptist until Napoleon's church suppressed. Inside is the body of the blessed Antonio Manzoni, known as "Il Pellegrino".

Wikipedia: Chiesa dell'Immacolata (Padova) (IT)

8. Museo di Storia della Medicina in Padova (MUSME)

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Museo di Storia della Medicina in Padova (MUSME) Alessandro Ruzzier / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Museum of History of Medicine of Padua (Musme) is a museum open to the public since 2015 and located inside the ancient hospital of San Francesco, next to the church of San Francesco Grande in Padua. The museum, through its interactive tools and collections, illustrates the evolution of medical science to the public of all ages and education over the centuries, with particular reference to the history of medicine in the University of Padua, one of the most important schools medical in the West.

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9. Chiesa del Beato Antonio Pellegrino

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The Beato Antonio Pellegrino Church is a Renaissance religious building located in Contr à San Giacomo in Padua, now Via Beato Pellegrino. This church, formerly owned by Benedictine nuns, holds the remains of the blessed Antonio Manzoni known as "Il Pellegrino" and is today placed at Immacolata Church. It is now hosted by the Romanian community of Roman ceremonies. The monastery complex, of which it was once part, is now largely occupied by the University of Padua after being used as a hospital.

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10. Castello Carrarese

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Formerly known as Torlonga Castle, but now also known as Ezzelino Castle, Carrarese Castle or Padova Castle, Castelvecchio was an early medieval fortification at the bifurcation of Bacchiglione, where it was divided between the main trunk and the inland river. Its present characteristics are attributed to the wife of the Dakarara family. In the 19th and 20th centuries, it was mainly used as a national prison, while Mastio, Torlonga, has been the town's Specola since the 18th century.

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11. Chiesa di San Fermo

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The church of Saints Fermo and Rustico, better known as the church of San Fermo, is a religious building of early medieval origin overlooking Via San Fermo in Padua. It is to be counted among the oldest in the city. Already a parish, it became for a period subject to the parish of San Leonardo; now it is a subsidiary church to the Basilica del Carmine, officiated in the days of obligation by the Sri Lankan Catholic community. Currently it is devoid of all the works and furnishings.

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12. Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Servi

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Santa Maria dei Servi, or simply known as the Chiesa dei Servi, or more fully as the Church of the Nativity of the Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a 14th-century, Roman Catholic church that faces the Via Roma in Padua, region of the Veneto, Italy. This is the parish church in the vicariate of the Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta governed by the Servite Order. The church contains outstanding works of art including a wooden crucifix by Donatello.

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13. Santa Sofia

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Santa Sofia is the oldest Roman Catholic church structure in the city of Padua, region of Veneto, Italy. It was built in the 10th century on the site of a presumed Mithraeum. A grant was made to bishop Sinibaldo of this church in 1123, which had already been in construction. The Romanesque stone and brick facade was constructed from 1106 to 1127, but the semicircular apse may date from earlier. The interior is now relatively bare.

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14. Chiesa di San Benedetto Novello

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The Church of St Benedict Novello is a medieval religious building located on the St Benedict Riviera in Padua. It rose with the neighboring Cenobio to accommodate the Benedictine male community that had escaped from the "Doppio" San Benedetto Vecchio monastery, although it was later passed on to Olivetani. Today, churches and monasteries are given the title of Visiting Santa Maria, belonging to a community of monastic nuns.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Benedetto Novello (IT)

15. Placido Cortese

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Placido Cortese Christian Michelides / CC BY-SA 4.0

The list of stumbling stones in Veneto contains the list of stumbling stones placed in Veneto. They commemorate the Venetian victims of the persecution of the Nazi-fascist regime as part of an initiative by the German artist Gunter Demnig extended to all of Europe. The first stumbling block in Veneto was placed in Venice on January 12, 2014 in memory of the deportees by the Israelite House of Rest in Cannaregio 2874.

Wikipedia: Pietre d'inciampo in Veneto (IT)

16. Orto Botanico di Padova

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The Orto Botanico di Padova is a botanical garden in Padua, in the northeastern part of Italy. Founded in 1545 by the Venetian Republic, it is the world's oldest academic botanical garden that is still in its original location. The garden – affiliated with the University of Padua – currently covers roughly 22,000 square meters, and is known for its special collections and historical design.

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17. Palazzo Emo Capodilista

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The building is a rare testimony of the architecture to residential destination of the medieval age as well as being one of the largest buildings in Padua. Building at the beginning of the thirteenth century around the already pre -existing defensive tower, it preserves much of the historical memories of the ancient Capodionist family whose descendants owned the building until the early 2000s.

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18. Monumento equestre al Gattamelata

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The Equestrian Statue of Gattamelata is an Italian Renaissance sculpture by Donatello, dating from 1453, today in the Piazza del Santo in Padua, Italy. It portrays the condottiero Erasmo da Narni, known as "Gattamelata", who served mostly under the Republic of Venice, which ruled Padua at the time. It is the first full-size equestrian statue of the Italian Renaissance.

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19. Loggia Amulea

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The Amulea Loggia is a neo -Gothic style building located in Prato della Valle, the largest square in Padua. The building was the seat of the Fire Brigade of Padua from 1906 to 1989; later it hosts some municipal offices. The construction front is characterized by an elegant loggia; Civil weddings are sometimes celebrated in the hallcase adjacent to the large balcony.

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20. Chiesa di San Francesco

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The church dedicated to saint Francis of Assisi, known for centuries as San Francesco Grande is a religious building on the Via San Francesco, previously overlooks the Contra porteghi high in Padua, Italy. Through the efforts of Baldo de Bonafarii and Sibilla de Cetto, the convent of the Friars Minor and the Hospital of Saint Francis, Major, operated until 1798.

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21. Museo della Fisica Giovanni Poleni

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The Museum of the History of Physics is located at the Department of Physics and Astronomy "Galileo Galilei" of the University of Padua. The museum preserves a collection of ancient scientific instruments closely linked to the scientific past of the University of Padua, which since the eighteenth century was characterized by innovation and experimental vocation.

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22. Santuario dell'Arcella

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The Sanctuary of Arcella, popularly known as Sant'Antonino, is a Roman Catholic church located in the neighborhood of Arcella, just north of the city of Padua, region of Veneto, Italy. The sanctuary preserves the room in which St Anthony of Padua died on June 13, 1231. Today it also serves as a parish church, ministered by monks of the Franciscan order.

Wikipedia: Sanctuary of Arcella, Padua (EN)

23. San Leopoldo Mandić

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Leopold Maria Mandić, O. F. M. Cap. was a Croatian Capuchin friar and Catholic priest, who suffered from disabilities that would plague his speech and stature. He developed tremendous spiritual strength in spite of his disabilities and became extremely popular in his ministry as a confessor, often spending 12–15 hours in the confessional.

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24. Abbazia di Santa Giustina

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The Abbey of Santa Giustina is a 10th-century Benedictine abbey complex located in front of the Prato della Valle in central Padua, region of Veneto, Italy. Adjacent to the former monastery is the basilica church of Santa Giustina, initially built in the 6th century, but whose present form derives from a 17th-century reconstruction.

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25. Tomba di Antenore

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The Tomb of Antenor, also called the Sepulchre of Antenore, is a 13th-century monument created to honor an unearthed ancient sarcophagus, claimed to be that of the Trojan warrior and counselor Antenor, the legendary founder of Padua; it is located in Piazza Antenore, in Padua, region of Veneto, Italy.

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26. Chiesa di San Benedetto Vecchio

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The Church of San Benedetto Abate, known as the Church of San Benedetto Vecchio, is a medieval building located in Riviera San Benedetto, Padua, in the direction of Bacchiglione. The building, built alongside the affiliated Benedictine monastery, was built at the will of the blessed Giordano Forzat.

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27. Tempio della Pace

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The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, better known as the Temple of Peace, is a place of Catholic and Sacrario cult of Padua, located in via Niccolò Tommaseo, not far from the railway station; It is home to the parish of the same name, belonging to the vicariate cathedral of the diocese of Padua.

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28. Chiesa di Sant'Antonio di Vienna

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The church of Sant'Antonio Abate, known as the church of Sant'Antonio di Vienna, is a medieval religious building that stands in Contrà Savonarola, in Padua. The construction was part of a religious complex first occupied by the canons of Sant'Antonio di Vienne and then by the Lateran canons.

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29. Chiesa di San Canziano

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The Church of San Canciano is a medieval religious building located in the center of Padua, near Elbe Square. At present, she is the rector of the pastor of the Christian Legion. It is the only church in the Parish of Padua where festive services are held in the form of a 1962 Roman ritual.

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30. Palazzo Zabarella

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Palazzo Zabarella . The original uploader was Ilnuovocorsaronero at Italian Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Palazzo Zabarella is a medieval, fortress-like palace with a crenellated roof-line, and corner tower, located on Via San Francesco 27 in the center of Padua, Italy. The building now houses the Fondazione Bano, and serves as a locale for cultural events and exhibition.

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31. Chiesa delle Dimesse

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The church of Santa Maria Assunta delle Dimesse better known as the church of the Dimesse is a seventeenth-eighteenth-century religious building that stands in contrà delle Dimesse in Padua. The church is part of the College of The Resigned Nobles founded in 1615.

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32. Loggia e Odeo Cornaro

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The Loggia and Odeo Cornaro are two Renaissance buildings, built in the 16th century for the humanist Alvise Cornaro and hosting theater and music performances, locate in via Cesarotti 37 in Padua, region of Veneto, Italy. They are now part of the city's museums.

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33. Battistero

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The Padua Baptistery, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is a religious building found on the Piazza del Duomo next to the cathedral in Padua. Preserved inside is one of the most important fresco cycles of the 14th century, a masterpiece by Giusto de Menabuoi.

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34. Cappella di San Giacomo (Altichiero)

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St. James or St. Felix Chapel is St. Anthony's Cathedral in Padua, Italy. It was originally dedicated to St. James, hence its name: in 1503, the relics of Pope Felix II were moved there, so the chapel was dedicated to him.

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35. Duomo di Padova

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Padua Cathedral, or Basilica Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, is a Catholic church and minor basilica located on the east end of Piazza Duomo, adjacent to the bishop's palace in Padua, Veneto, Italy.

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36. Chiesa di Sant'Andrea

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Sant'Andrea is a Roman Catholic church located on Via Sant'Andrea in Padua, region of Veneto, Italy. Founded by the 12th-century as a parish church, the present church was completed in the late 19th century.

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37. Chiesa di San Clemente

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San Clemente, or St Clement, is a Baroque-style Roman Catholic church that overlooks the Piazza dei Signori in Padua, Italy. It is currently a dependent of the Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta.

Wikipedia: San Clemente, Padua (EN)

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