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Palace of Law (Palazzo della Ragione)

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Address: Padua, Italy
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Stunning interior. It is just amazing. I loved it!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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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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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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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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