Basilica of Saint Anthony Padua Pictures, Photos, Images & Fotos { 28 images } Created 13 Oct 2011

Pictures of Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua. Images & photos of the great pilgrimage Cathedral. Also buy stock photos & photo art prints. Construction of the Basilica probably began around 1232, just one year after the death of St. Anthony. It was completed in 1301 although several structural modifications (including the falling of the ambulatory and the construction of a new choir screen) took place between the end of the 14th and the mid 15th century. The Saint, according to his will, had been buried in the small church of Santa Maria Mater Domini, probably dating from the late 12th century and near which a convent was founded by him in 1229. This church was incorporated into the present basilica as the Cappella della Madonna Mora (Chapel of the Dark Madonna).

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