The Basilica of Saint Anthony

The Basilica of Saint Anthony is the main monument of Padua and one of the biggest churches in the world.

The architect is unknown; he was probably a Franciscan. The temple was built between 1232 and 1310, in honor of St. Anthony of Padua.

Inside the Basilica, you can see the relics and the tomb of St. Anthony of Padua. The “Treasure of the Basilica” with the relics of the Saint is in the centre of the Ambulatory.

In various shrines, you can see St. Anthony’s tongue and chin, a gift from God for the evangelization made by the Saint.

Address: Piazza del Santo. 10 minutes on foot from Prato della Valle.

For more info (timetables, prices, reservation) visit the official website (link here): www.santantonio.org/en

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