Popular Churches & Cathedrals in Padua
Our most recommended Padua Churches & Cathedrals
1. Padua: 2.5-Hour Private Tour St. Anthony Basilica w/ Tiziano
Book this private 2.5-hour tour to discover the best part of Padua: the famous Basilica of Saint Anthony. Visited as a place of pilgrimage by people from all over the world, this majestic church - known locally as "il Santo" - is one of the eight international shrines recognized by the Holy See. Together with your guide, you'll enter the basilica and discover the ancient frescoes, some important funerary monuments and the interesting chapels with their fascinating paintings, such as the Chapel of Luca Belludi with frescoes by Giusto de Menabuoi and the Chapel of Saint Giacomo with frescoes by Altichiero da Zevio. You'll also visit the Oratory of St. George and the School of the Santo, decorated by a cycle of fifteen frescoes and three canvases, where the young Tiziano Vecellio worked between 1510 and 1511.
2. Padua: Private Tour w/ Church of the Hermits & Baptistery
Book this private 2.5-hour tour to discover the best part of Padua: the famous Church of the Hermits (Chiesa degli Eremitani, in Italian), the main sites of Padua's old town and the Baptistery of the dome with Giusto de’ Menabuoi's fascinating frescoes. Admire the artworks of Guariento and Mantegna inside the Church of the Hermits, then follow your guide through the beautiful historic center of Padua and listen to their commentary on the most important monuments, buildings and elegant squares in the city. End your tour at the Baptistery of the dome, a real gem in Padua. Dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, its construction started in the 12th century and was consecrated by the Patriarch of Grado in 1281. The Baptistery is famous for having a large and important fresco cycle from the last quarter of the 14th century inside. Enter the building and discover the fascinating artworks of Giu...
3. 3-Hour Padua Segway PT Authorized Tour
Discover the hidden treasures of Padua by Segway on this professional and comprehensive tour. After meeting at Prato della Valle, take in the sights and sounds of beautiful monuments such as the Reason Palace, St Anthony’s Basilica, the monument to Gattamelata by Donatello, and the Eremitani Church. You’ll also travel the beautiful streets into the heart of Padua, visiting the University, City Hall, and Coffeehouse Pedrocchi, before heading on to Eremitani Square and Arena Gardens. Then it’s on to the historic center of Padua, soaking in the history of the squares, monuments, towers and churches. There will also be a trip to the Jewish Synagogue, before emerging on to Piazza Erbe. The tour concludes with a trip to the must-see St Anthony’s Basilica and the botanic garden, part of the Unesco’s world estate.
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What people are saying about Padua
Great tour, thanks to Caterina!
We had to wait a bit for our tour at the beginning and ask by phone, which was not due to our companion, but to the meeting point that was not quite correctly indicated on the voucher, the tour could start with a little delay, but nevertheless took a full 3 hours.