Duomo di Padova

Cathedral in Padova

Duomo (Padua) Facade
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Duomo di Padova or Padua Cathedral, also known as 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. The cathedral, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is the seat of the Bishop of Padua. The church building, first erected as a cathedral in the 4th century, has undergone major reconstructions over the centuries. While not quite as impressive as the Saint Anthony of Padua Church from the outside, Duomo di Padua is still one of the most important landmarks in Padua. The original cathedral dates back to 1117 but had to be mostly rebuilt after an earthquake destroyed it.

Right next door to the cathedral, you’ll also find the Baptistery of Padua, which is filled with more amazing frescoes created in the 14th century by talented Italian painter Giusta de Menabuoi, a student of Giotto.

Finally, completing the trio of buildings on Piazza Duomo is the Diocesan Museum. Set inside the former 15th-century residence of the Bishops of Padua, the museum houses the city’s most established collection of religious art.

 


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Visiting Duomo di Padova

Hours:

7am-noon & 4-7.30pm Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm Sat, 8.30am-8pm Sun, baptistry 10am-6pm


Price:

baptistry €3

Address: Padua Cathedral, Piazza Duomo, Padua, Province of Padua, Italy
Telephone: 049 65 69 14
Duration: 15 minutes

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