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Palace of Law (Palazzo della Ragione)

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Address: Padua, Italy
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I ont know why I just love this building

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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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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Paris, France
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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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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Charming like all Padova :) We have went there while visiting historical center of Padova. The atmosphere there is ,stylish Italian" . Very nice place

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On a scale of 10, I would give it a 6. The architecture of the hall is different enough that should not miss it if you are in town. The market is as large as you would expect in a town of Padua's size, but has nothing to distinguish it from other such market places. We bought some excellent meats... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Morning market in front of the Palazzo! Nice architecture, nice details, may be difficult to take some photos with the Market. And you have to check your clock if you want to have some sun on it for a better shot..Afternoon wouldn't be good. We didn't go inside. Just have it on your walking tour!

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ascot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Worth a trip as quite a low cost to get in. Can't believe the size of the court with a great ceiling looking like an upturned boat. Could have put some more chairs out but were setting up for a tourism exhibition so may have been why.

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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
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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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