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Palace of Law (Palazzo della Ragione)

Padua, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 84 Attractions in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Strasbourg, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

interesting architecture overlooking the two street markets on either side. Inside, an enormous hall with some huge works of art.

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Oakland, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The exterior of the palace was Beautiful. But the fee to go inside was exhorbitant for a family of 4 (about $60), and it is just one huge room, unfurnished (but there was a temporary modern architecture exhibit inside). Nice frescoes but not work the ridiculous fee to see them!! Wish I'd known to skip this one.

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Bakersfield, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The huge open room on the top floor is filled with hundreds of frescoes showing both religious and daily life. One end of the room holds a gigantic horse and at the other end swings a Foucault pendulum. But downstairs is the real treat...the corridors are filled with shops containing colorful dried pastas, fresh fish, salamis and cheeses...a feast for... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A huge building with impressive roof - for once not built as a church, but to have space for the legal procedures of medieval times. Let them explain to you!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The hall is amazing! Huge, but completely covered in medieval frescoes, including many astrological and allegorical motifs. It's fascinating to follow the cycle round the room and try to identify what each picture relates too. I'm afraid I wasn't a fan of having an exhibition of modern architecture in the middle of all this, as it detracted from the overall... More

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Santa Monica, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
14 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

There was an incredible exhibit of the works of architect Renzo Piano when we went, inside the Palazzo della Regione. The old building filled with Renzo's modern stuff was fantastic. Don't miss the enormous sculpture of a horse inside.

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Pordenone, Italy
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105 reviews 105 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

You can't believe that someone so many time ago was able to built something so awesome!!! It was a Law Court from which the name:"Palazzo della Ragione"Palace of the reason….

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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Head to this spot in the historic center of the city not only to admire the building and art, but to visit one of the best food markets in Italy. The Palazzo della Ragione house several arcades of food markets, flanked by the two outdoor markets -- Piazza delle Erbe and Pazza dei Frutti -- offering the finest fruits, vegetables,... More

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Padua, Italy
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444 reviews 444 reviews
117 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Rich in History , this building is beautiful with wonderful frescoes , and an enormous horse inside . Its a true treasure of Padova , a must see and thing to do.

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Castenedolo, Italy
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This building represents the heart of the town because of the little food shops that are downstairs, but it has also an enormous open space upstairs (where people were judged in the past). In this space a very interesting exhibition has been organized, Venetkens, about ancient inhabitants of region Veneto. I could see the way of life of these populations,... More

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