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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Padua, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Padua, Italy.

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1. 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.

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2. 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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3. 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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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. Chiesa di San Benedetto Novello

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The church of San Benedetto Novello is a religious building of medieval origin that stands towards Riviera San Benedetto, in Padua. He arose with the adjacent cenobio to host the male Benedictine community escaped from the "double" monastery of San Benedetto Vecchio, even if he then moved on to the Olivetani. Today, church and monastery titled to the Visitation of Santa Maria, belong to a community of cloistered nuns.

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6. 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.

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7. San Leopoldo Mandić

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San Leopoldo Mandić Unknown authorUnknown author. The original uploader was Amani at Italian Wikipedia.. / Public domain

Leopold 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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8. 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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9. 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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10. 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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11. 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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12. Esapolis

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Espolis is an insectaire located in Padua, created by a collaboration between the province of Padua and Butterfly Arc, a private initiative. By occupying an area of 2500 m2, it is the largest exhibition structure in Italy dedicated to this type of animals.

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