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Scrovegni Chapel

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The Scrovegni Chapel (Italian: Cappella degli Scrovegni [kapˈpɛlla deʎʎi skroˈveɲɲi]), also known as the Arena Chapel, is a small church, adjacent to the Augustinian monastery, the Monastero degli Eremitani in Padua, region of Veneto, Italy. The chapel and monastery are now part of the complex of the Musei Civici di Padova.

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Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni), Padua
UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Last Judgment in the Scrovegni Chapel
LocationPadua, Veneto, Italy
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iii)
Inscription2021 (44th Session)
Coordinates45°24′43″N 11°52′46″E
Scrovegni Chapel is located in Veneto
Scrovegni Chapel
Location of Scrovegni Chapel in Veneto
Scrovegni Chapel is located in Italy
Scrovegni Chapel
Scrovegni Chapel (Italy)
The exterior of the Scrovegni Chapel
An 1842 engraving (from an earlier watercolor painting) shows the Arena Chapel to the right of an older palace, also bought, and redecorated, by Enrico Scrovegni. The palace had been demolished by 1827.[lower-alpha 1][1]
Kiss of Judas, one of the panels in the Scrovegni Chapel

The chapel contains a fresco cycle by Giotto, completed around 1305 and an important masterpiece of Western art. In 2021, the chapel was declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of 14th-century fresco cycles composed of 8 historical buildings in Padua city centre.[2] The Scrovegni Chapel contains the most important frescoes that marked the beginning of a revolution in mural painting and influenced fresco technique, style, and content for a whole century.