Monuments

Basilica of St. Justina

Padova - Prato della Valle

Visited along the routes:

Religious route

 

The great basilica is dedicated to the Christian protomartyr St. Justine, sentenced to death at the age of sixteen on 7th October 304 by the Emperor Maximinian, before the Constantine’s edict. Now you can see the third building dating back to the XVI century, erected next to the place of St. Justine’s martyrdom. It houses the relics and bodies of martyrs as St. Luke the Evangelist and St. Matthias and the remains of the Patrons of the city, St. Justina and St. Prosdocimo, the first bishop of Padua according to the popular tradition.

Two times the Benedictine monks were removed from their abbey: the two suppressions took place during Napoleon’s government and under the dynasty of Savoy. In spite of the removal of the monks’ community and the plundering, the complex preserves important treasures.


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Spring/Summer, working days: 7:30 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 20:00

                               on Saturdays and on Sundays: 6:30 - 13:00 / 15:00 - 20:00

Autumn/Winter, working days: 8:00 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 17:00

                            on Saturdays and on Sundays: 8:00 - 13:00 / 15:00 - 20:00.

It is possible to visit also the monastery that belongs to Benedectine's order: tour guides will come with you in the most ancient part of the first basilica, through the cloisters and the rooms that house the fragments of the second basilica. 

 

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