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I have been in quite a few churches and cathedrals in Europe in my life and I think this was the most beautiful. The mosaics and paintings that were on some of the walls and the ceiling are incredible and must be seen. The photos...More
As one who has prayed to Saint Anthony on many occasions to find missing items, it was very special to go to the Basilicia. The building is, itself, stunning. The art work is marvellous. Saint Anthony's tomb is a place of quiet reflection. You can't...More
While it is hard to understand the importance of pilgrimage sites in the Middle Ages, a visit to this Basilica gives a hint. While not nearly to the same extent, St. Anthony's tomb is still the site of pilgrimages, by both those who venerate the...More
Every step you take in this church is more beautiful then the next. The art work and serenity is wonderful. There was a chance to receive a blessing by one of the priests. Don't forget to have your shoulders and knees covered, ladies!
This museum is a must see. The church is amazing, I was in awe with each step I took, I am so glad I did not miss this opportunity to see it. There was an opportunity for a member of the clergy to bless a...More
This is truly a beautiful Basilica. No photos allowed
Contains the tomb of St Antonio and contains a large amount of relics including his jaw and voice box
You can do a pilgrimage around the Basilica and receive a certificate at completion which is a...More
There have already been over five thousand reviews of the Basilica here at TA, and for good reason...this church is an absolutely amazing structure. Even if one is not of the Catholic faith, one cannot help but be moved by the feel of history one...More
I came here to on a pilgrimage to visit my family’s patron saint and was amazed with how beautiful the basilica was. I was expecting a small, simple structure. What I got was a beautiful, multi-faceted building with amazing art and history. Even the more...More
Response from J0anned568 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I visited in early November. It was surprisingly busy even then, particularly around the relics associated with St Anthony. However, with a little patience it was fine and the lines to view the various religious items... More
Hi, I visited in early November. It was surprisingly busy even then, particularly around the relics associated with St Anthony. However, with a little patience it was fine and the lines to view the various religious items moved surely but slowly. It is a huge basilica so it can accommodate a large number of people and there seemed to be no problem with having a baby there. I am not familiar with the feast day so cannot advise on that day. After the Basilica, it might be worthwhile a short stroll (5 mins) to the Botanic Gardens nearby. They do charge, but they are the oldest in Europe.
Response from Aquinasmagister | Reviewed this property |
Yes . There is a large shop in the Basilica itself (you can’t get back into the Basilica from the shop so do the shop at the end ) and you can also sign up to the St Anthony’s Messenger in the shop. The exit from the shop... More
Yes . There is a large shop in the Basilica itself (you can’t get back into the Basilica from the shop so do the shop at the end ) and you can also sign up to the St Anthony’s Messenger in the shop. The exit from the shop takes you into a cloister then past the museum and out to the front of the Basilica. You can also buy candles at numerous places inside the Basilica. Finally there are several shops outside the Basilica in the square , so you will have plenty of opportunity to buy Holy objects and gifts and souvenirs. The shop in the Basilica also has a small stock of books prayer cards and DVDs in English too .