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Palace of Law (Palazzo della Ragione)

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Address: Padua, Italy
Phone Number: +39-049-820-5006
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Frescoes al Fresco

The Palazzo is located at the true heart of the old city of Padova. At every level, it is impressive. The upper floor is a vast hall with frescoed walls and real historic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This is quite a beautiful building but apart from its age, its free standing roof which is very large there is not much here and certainly not worth 4 Euro to visit. Built in the 13th century it is different and worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Palazzo is located at the true heart of the old city of Padova. At every level, it is impressive. The upper floor is a vast hall with frescoed walls and real historic resonance. The loggia features beautifully decorated ceilings behind the archways, and below it all is a permanent covered market selling meats, cheeses, salamis, and more. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

There on a nice day. Good to sit there to have a cup of coffee and watch the world goes by. As it is a Sunday, there aren't many people around and not crowded with tourists. Again, it is not somewhere to spend more than 30 mins to have pictures taken unless you wish to have a drink or food.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This elongated palace, with its characteristic upper floor open loggia, divides the two central market squares of Padua, Piazza della Frutta and Piazza delle Erbe (separately listed). It was built in the 12th-13th century and modified/restored later on. Its function has been always as the palace of justice. Trials were held in the huge upper floor hall, a single 80... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Monumental witness of history, wonderful interior and great work conserving the architecture. Whenever in Padua, I like mingling around the market or having an espresso.

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Mobile,AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

When you are a child pick out a best friend who likes to research. Fifty years later and over 50 trips later you will still be glad you did. What a gem. Absolutely amazing in age, scope, size and condition. Loved it. The giant horse is lost in space until you photograph someone standing along side. WOW, it gives one... More 

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It changes with the time of day , every day its a different scene . Such a busy place , under it , around it , in it . Its one of Padova's greatest landmarks . from the outside its a marvel , from inside its a beauty of amazing art and a wealth of history . Go see it... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Extraordinary scale. Makes you think of the huge investment in time to create the magnificent main hall. 81m x 24m x 27M !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Entry was free to this place with a PadovaCard, so we popped in to have a quick look. Wow. The outside of the building is large and fairly impressive, but it didn't prepare me for the amazing interior. The frescoes around the absolutely enormous room are stunning and fascinating to spend time looking at. The whole vast emptiness of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

the outside may remind some of Cracow, as it did for me. But the lower part is still the market place with food market where you will see the great produces and products of Italy! I can only also recommend to visit the upper part of the Palace, which is made of a huge room, with walls covered of frescoes.... More 

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