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Palace of Law (Palazzo della Ragione)

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Must see during a visit to Padua, you have to make a stop at the Palazzo della Ragione. The largest hanging room in the world. You will be immediately struck by the grandeur and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
251larsn

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must see during a visit to Padua, you have to make a stop at the Palazzo della Ragione. The largest hanging room in the world. You will be immediately struck by the grandeur and its majesty. It was once the former City Court of Padua. Worth a visit! '13

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Located in between two very active markets in the city center, the place hosts shops at the lower floor, and palace of justice on the upper floor which I never attempted to visit. Well worth a visit, and the outer design is really nice.

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1 Thank Issa606
Riccione, Italy
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104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Palazzo della Ragione is between Piazza della Frutta and Piazza delle Erbe. It was the the palace of the government of the city of Padua. You have to pay 3€ at the entry. The inside is very huge! You will not see the giant horse inside of it because of the big dimensions of Palazzo della Ragione. I suggest you... More 

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1 Thank GourmetPellegrino
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

When climbing the stairs look up and enjoy the beautifully decorated ceilings. The building is used for various events or exhibitions so access varies, There is a life size statue with a horse in one corner which emphasises how immense the building is.

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Thank 22kathhryn50
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We were walking around Padua when we came upon this square. The old buildings are great, but it was even more fun since there was a Pink Floyd cover band playing (singing in English). This was on a Sunday night so kind of a surprise. I like the dichotomy of strobe lights on historic, and noble buildings.

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Thank LetsGoSeeThings
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This is a more not to be missed sight than Scrovegni Chapel. Absolutely massive, built like a ships hull inside. Great fresco cycles which reveal more with each examination.The scale of the interior reminded me of the castle in Prague. Note, it is dicciclut to find the entry which is at one end of the building. One side is undergoing... More 

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Palazzo della Ragione is located in central Padua, on the Piazza dell Erbe. It is a majestic medieval building that occupies an entire city block, with a colonnade on all four sides hosting a variety of stores and shops. The second floor is reached by a carved stone staircase. The colonnade also exists on the second floor and the ceilings... More 

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Thank Gabriel H
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This huge hall, probably the largest you've ever seen, has roof built like an overturned boat. Inside, the walls are covered with many frescoes, which are pretty small and pretty high, so it's hard to make sense of them without getting an ache in your neck. There's also a huge wooden horse statue which is dwarfed by the hall's dimensions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

A huge space built in 1218 - how on earth did they build it then? - and covered in astrological frescoes. The scale is mind boggling. You hardly notice the 6+ metre tall horse when you first come in. The palace is very central and in the middle of the main piazzas so do visit and marvel!

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The Ragione is an impressive building situated in the historic centre of Padua. It's closed on Mondays but inexpensive to visit other days. The huge central hall is covered in frescoes I'd the zodiac, the planets and the seasons. Don't miss the enormous wooden horse at one end and the Stone of Shame at the other.

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