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INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova

Address: Vicolo dell'Osservatorio, 5, 35122 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: +390498293449
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Ranked #20 of 80 Attractions in Padua
Type: Museums
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Owner description: A thousand years of history and 250 years of astronomy at the Specola: born as medieval tower, in 1767 it was transformed in Astronomical Observatory. The Observatory is one of the main structures of INAF - National Institute for Astrophysics now, and in its museum you can see rooms and instruments used by the past-centuries astronomers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The highest reachable point in the city. From the top of the XIII century tower you will see Padova in an unfamiliar but breathtaking way. You'll se all the secret gardens surrounded by the walls of medieval palaces, the towering and unexpected dome of Duomo, the "high places" used by Valle to measure and trace the best city plan of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Placed in a back road in the center of Padova it is towering the canal nearby and the place remembers some Paris landscapes of the Sein river. The surrounding itself is a gorgeous place to walk and discover old palaces, ancient houses and little churches dating back the 17th century. The tour of the Observatory is absolutely interesting and gives... More

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