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Palace of Law (Palazzo della Ragione)

Padua, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 81 attractions in Padua
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Pordenone, Italy
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100 reviews 100 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
25 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Padua, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautifull palace built on XIII century. The top floor is occupied by the largest room roof of the world (around 2200 square meters) called "Salone" (Saeon in dialet). Under the Fair, along two parallel tunnels, are placed numerous features and grocery shops with delicious food and, in the adjacent squares (Piazza delle Erbe e Pazza dei Frutti) there arecstalls of... More

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Cape Cod, MA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This huge building with a bow shaped roof is decorated with wonderful frescoes and painting. These were used to direct people to which judge they would see in the days of low literacy. There was also a "seat of shame" where debtors would go. Because the people of the area had a connection with Troy, there is a huge Trojan... More

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NH
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a beautiful old building that I have yet to go inside, it is what is outside that I love, the market, the stalls, the people watching. Fabulous and just what you imagine Italy to be. And not the tourist Italy, the real deal where people buy their meets/cheeses/flowers/veggies etc. Love, Love, Love it!

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Seattle
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The upper level has 333 frescoes and admission is included on the Padua card. The lower level is where Paduans buy meat and cheese, and looked like an incredible place to buy both. It flanks the two outdoor markets which are very large and lively, also worth a visit.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Nice building worth admiring both outside (the architecture) and inside (the frescoes). Free with Padua card though I was annoyed with Veneto exhibition in the middle of main hall. Distracts from general feel of the place.

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Luxembourg
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

There are good views from the verandah over the piazza. But more importantly the space of this 'room' is immense and full of interesting frescoed shields and windows throwing light on the floor.

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