Gattamelata Monument Padua

The famous Equestrian Monument of Gattamelata stands in front of the Basilica del Santo in Padua. It would take Donatello six years to sculpt the statue exactly the way he wanted it. It turned out to be worth it, since it is now considered one of the most beautiful equestrian statues ever made.

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Piazza del Santo Padua

The Piazza del Santo is the name of the church square in front of the Basilica del Santo in Padua. Other important buildings facing the square are the San Giorgio Oratorium, the Scuola del Santo and the Museo Civico. Donatello‘s equestrian statue of Gattamelata occupies a spot in front of the basilica. Part of the church square enjoys an extraterritorial status.

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