Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Padua is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Padua a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and 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 my...
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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 do...
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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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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 baptiste...
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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 ...
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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 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.
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Via Dietro Duomo, 5, 35139 Padova, Italy
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
This is the main cathedral of Padova and is also known as the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary of Padua. The monument was erected many centuries ago and was initially in the Byzantine style. After a few decades it was renovated after it was subject to war conditions. What we see now is the monument in Romanesque style of architecture. This place...
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Piazza Eremitani, 9, 35121 Padova, Italy
Also known as the Hermit’s Church, the former monastery here that has now become the art gallery. This is an Augustinian Church and was built in the early 13th century. The church is dedicated to the saints Philip and James. It is not that much in use but offers a serene ambience to visitors.
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Via San Francesco, 27, 35121 Padova, Italy
09:30 am - 07:00 pm
This attraction is the pride of Italy. The building is nothing but a plain one from outside. Visitors will understand the reason behind the hype when they enter it. It is entirely dedicated to the great artist, Guissepe, his works and his life. There are exhibitions that continue all around the year.
The collection of paintings is truly international and is a must-observe for art lovers.
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Piazza Prato della Valle, 35123 Padova, Italy
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
As the name suggests it is a special museum dedicated to cinema and its precursors. It houses an exhibition of various types of machines and other technologies that have been used in making cinemas that are now obsolete.
The most attractive part is the exhibited props that have been used in cinemas of the initial periods.