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The church of Saint Thomas Becket, located in via San Tommaso 3, was erected in the 17th century on earlier foundations. This church represents one of the Baroque jewels of Padova. Until the end of the 19th century the church was led by the order of San Filippo Neri.
The interior of the church preserves masterpieces by A. Bonazza, Bonaccorsi, Ferrari, Pelizzari, Maffei. The ceilling is decorated with 15 canvases from the 17th and 18th century, representing the Mysteries of the Rosary. The vesrty holds a number of paintings amongst which a superb Modonna on the Throne by Antonio Vivarini from the 15th century, and a crucifix attributed to Donatello.
In the sacristy is the art gallery, of the same name, founded in 1966, which contains medieval wall paintings, textiles, liturgical vestments, manuscripts, archaeological materials, jewelery and many paintings.

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  • Updated Mar 18, 2013
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