La Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Servi

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Padua, Italy

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Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Servi Jan 09, 2017
Located right off Via Roma, the Chiesa Maria dei Servi does not look like a church from the outside because of its location sandwiched between other structures in the very heart of downtown Padova.

The Gothic church was built in the late 13th century, It is oriented parallel to Via Roma. Opposite of the main entrance door there is a very striking Addolorata Baroque altar (see picture below.) The inside is impressive with three richly adorned chapels. Some of the red marble columns were actually brought over from the Basilica of St. Anthony in the 15th century. There is an impressive crucifix that was designed in keeping with the principles of the Donatello school.

There was no charge to walk into the church briefly and take a few pictures.

Address: Vicolo dei Roma Servi, 2 35122 Padova

Directions: TRAM, diretto Piazze, 3, 8, 12, 18

Phone: 0498750781
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Active community place Apr 05, 2011
Situated along the main street of Padua, it’s actually slightly difficult to walk past this church and realise what the building is for! Be a bit more inquisitive though and step inside, because the church has been on this site since the fourteenth century. You still get traces of medieval frescoes around the building, but this is rare. The majority of the decoration is much more modern, and there aren’t that many chapels in this modestly sized church. Nonetheless, it is quite an active church in the local community. The notice board was crammed with recent events that were coming up and the church seems to have raised quite a lot of money in a short space of time for much needed restoration work. Work a quick visit for sure!
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