Capital of province of Padua in northern Italy, Padua is one of the most popular cities in the country and people from all over the world, visit this incredible place, every year. The reason being the plentiful of amazing attractions and some great things to do. If you’re planning a trip to Padua and wondering what exactly to do, once you’re there, then go through this list of things to do in Padua.
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Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
Also known as the Chapel of Arena, it is one of the finest masterpieces of Western Classical Art. This chapel has been dedicated to Santa Maria. The main attraction in this church is the collection of paintings by Giotto. All his paintings are circled around the life of Virgin Mary. The most attractive frescoes here symbolize some very important mythological events such as The Last Judgment, and The Kiss of Judas.
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Via Michele Sanmicheli, 49, 35123 Padova, Italy
This attraction is the largest square in Italy and also all over Europe. Initially it was a place lacking in grass but now it is surrounded with soft grassland and two lines of beautiful fountains and statues. It is an island surrounded by canal waters. It was established a few centuries ago. Since then, it has a special place in the hearts of the people of Italy. The panoramic view of the whole city is amazing and no doubt this is one of the prime tourist attractions of Padua.
A great hangout for with lots of shops, stores, cafes and restaurants!
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This is a square in the heart of the city and it is here where you experience the actual life of the city. This place has all types of shops and flea shops. Do not miss out on a romantic and a beautiful dinner below the stars here. Early bookings are recommended.
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Piazza Del Santo, 11, 35123 Padua, Italy
06:20 am - 07:45 pm
The Pontifical Basilica of St. Anthony is a pilgrimage spot for people all over the world. It is set up just on the main street thus is very convenient to reach. The architectural style of this monument is not specific. You can see that it is mainly a mixture of Byzantine and Romanesque style with a pinch of the Gothic styles. There are separate domes for St. Anthony, St. Paul and St. James. The beautiful frescoes inside the church depicts events of the life of Lord Jesus Christ. The most beautiful is the scene of Crucifixion.
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Via VIII Febbraio 15, 35122 Padua, Italy
08:00 am - 11:00 pm
An 18th century classic coffee house of Padua, it is both architecturally and historically significant. A hub for local writers and artists to catch up over a coffee and discuss ideas, a visit to a Caffe Pedrochi is more about a cultural experience.
Drop in here for a memorable cup of hot chocolate!
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Via Orto Botanico, 15, 35123 Padova, Italy
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
This is the oldest Botanical garden in the whole world and this makes it a notch more special. This place was commissioned and established in the earliest part of the 16th century and is still very well maintained. It is the ideal spot if you are keen to know about herbal and medicinal plants. The fountains inside the garden look marvellous. There are also lines of colourful blossoms in sweet fragrances.
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Piazza delle Erbe, 35100 Padova, Italy
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
This former palace has been turned into a law court. Therefore, it is also known as the Palace of justice. The interior is so grand that you will not believe it is just a court. The ceiling of this monument is a unique one that looks like a boat turned upside down. There are paintings and artworks on the walls of the place. This attraction in spite of being a state body is open for tourists.
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Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 2, 35122 Padova, Italy
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Padova University is not exactly an attraction but people come to see it given its historical significance. The building of this university was built many years ago. It was built in the Byzantine styles of architecture. The pillars and the arches look beautiful. The exteriors are on the contradiction is completely pale and simple.
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Piazza del Duomo, 35141 Padua, Italy
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Cathedral of Padua has the Baptistery of the place. It is a Roman Catholic chapel and also a minor Basilica. The architecture is a combination of Byzantine and Romanesque styles. The main attractions are the frescoes painting in the inner walls. The colorful paintings look divine as they depict the life events of Lord Jesus Christ. The baptistery on the other side is where all the main baptisms take place.
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Via Giuseppe Ferrari, 2A, 35123 Padova PD, Italy
07:30 am - 08:00 pm
Also known as the Abbey of Santa Giustina, Basilica Di Santa Giustina is a Benedictine Abbey and the original construction dates back to the 6th century. The model that we get to see now was remodelled in the 17th century. The church is attached to the former monastery that is now the art gallery. It is made in Byzantine style from outside and the interiors are worth a watch. It looks like it is covered with a silver sheet. The chess board style floors to the silver washed pillars and the crystal clean appearance look like a picture in a frame.
Enormous bell towers, enchanting design and architectural perfection have bestowed the structure a status of a national monument.
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Centro Storico, 35100 Padua, Italy
The Centro Storico means the middle of an Italian city. This is exactly where you can spend most of your time within all the daily activities of the locals. It is because the countryside regions lack that glimmer that can be found here. The evening time is the best when you can explore this whole area, shop till you drop and then enjoy dinner to end the day perfectly.
The Central Square of the city is called the Piazza Del Santo. This is where all the main activities of the city take place. It is also the place where the majority of the important buildings are situated.
A local hotspot for enjoying laid-back evenings, the square has plenty of restaurants and cafes too. Grab a cup of coffee and observe the hustle-bustle of the square!
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Via Alvise Cornaro, 1, 35128 Padova, Italy
09:00 am - 07:30 pm
This planetarium can help guests enjoy the world beyond our own. It is the place of the Milky Way and universal beauties. This means that you can travel in light years. There are very comfortable chairs for everyone. Visitors can look up at the sky and amaze themselves with the show that is organized here. Please check the show timings prior to visit.
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Historical Site, Family And Kids
Via San Martino e Solferino | Via Marsala,Padua, Italy
This place is almost hidden from the views of most visitors since it was abandoned. A visit to this neighbourhood is like the kaleidoscope of Jewish culture in Italy. Visitors will definitely love the experience of exploring these streets.
Attractions include: 16th century synagogues and Jewish cemeteries.
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Via Giuseppe Tassinari, 1, 35136 Padova, Italy
This is the main theatre of the city. It is huge and built in an exclusive style with a design that is extremely punk. It covers a huge area and can accommodate thousands of people at the same time. Most of the foreign shows and musical concerts are organized over here. You can also spend a thrilling evening enjoying a show out here if you are lucky enough to get a chance.