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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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW 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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Bakersfield, California
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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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Zurich
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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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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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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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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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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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