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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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Go between 10 and 2 to see market in action

We walked here from the Prato della Valle, where we parked for a reasonable price. The streets to get to this location were easier to walk than drive. There are market stores in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We walked here from the Prato della Valle, where we parked for a reasonable price. The streets to get to this location were easier to walk than drive. There are market stores in the building and outside in the piazza. We also saw a sign for some sort of underground exhibition, but we did not have the time to check... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The stalls and shops on the bottom floor were interesting, wish we could have gone up the stairs but couldn't for some reason. Many beautiful paintings on the walls in the main hall.The market outside was all so fun to walk through.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We weren't able to go in because there was a conference taking place, but we walked through the ground floor with all the stalls and saw the market surrounding it. It gave us a real feel of Italian life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The ground level arcades of the 13th century Palazzo dell Ragione are filled with food stalls – mainly butchers as far as I could see. The splendid gallery or loggia looks down over the market stalls on the piazza but to get up there involves a challenging set of steps. The day of my visit there was a dental manufacturer’s... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Whilst the Palace of Law wasn't my objective in Padua. I was rather annoyed that I wasn't able to see it in more detail. Why? Because there was a conference for dental orthodontics! OMG, it's that important you have to hog the entire floor!!! Why can't they just hire a proper conference hall? I had a Padova Card and I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We are fortunate to be staying for two weeks right next to the Duomo which is just around the corner from this magnificent building; Palazzo della Ragione, and its surrounding piazzas. From early morning to late at night it is wonderful to see the changes in the light and the people, from the market store holders setting up to people... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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Halifax UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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Address: Padua, Italy
Phone Number: +39-049-820-5006
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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