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Prato della Valle

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The big "woooow"

I spent the whole day walking in the city, and it is indeed a beautiful city, but I was really tired and nothing amazed me anough to say "wow", but then, I saw this place and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Uberlandia, MG
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Uberlandia, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent the whole day walking in the city, and it is indeed a beautiful city, but I was really tired and nothing amazed me anough to say "wow", but then, I saw this place and I was stunned, so many statues, awesome statues, and the small lake around it, the garden, the architecture around it, everything was just wooooooooooooooow!!... More 

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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

The place is a huge public area estimated to be larger than St Petersburg! It has lots of statues and greenery and a nice place to sit and relax while being close to the San Antonio and Basilica and others. A market is held there on weekends.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Huge square which integrates landscape and architecture. One can rest and enjoy nature, or take a walk between sculptures.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely place. Well maintained beautifully decorated. We were lucky to see it with Christmas decorations ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Mind-blowing, romantic and nice for a walk! especially great with Christmas decorations, but the new year market ruins the beauty of this place.

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Podgorica, Montenegro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I came to Padua on a very early Sunday morning, when most of the town was still asleep. Except from the bakers, newspapers guys and a few passers by, I could admire the square in total silence and solemnity. I've been to lot of capitals, business centers and historical places, but few have left such a trace on me as... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

A lovely area to relax, with water directed round, punctuated with white decorative statues. Surrounded by imposing buildings. The market on one side rather detracts from the oppulance of the area as does the amount of traffic circling round,but don't miss this phenomenon. It is a surprise to walk into this elegant situation. It is a contrast from other areas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Well very unusual square. During the day there is a market and carusel there. Big fountain. You should visit it in the evening also. Be careful how you drive your car, there is police there.

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Thank Kristina S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Lovely open piazza, well not really - it's too big! I tis the largest square in Italy and is worth the visit. Two rings of statues border an oval canal; and you can spend an hour just wandering over the bridges and round the tracks between the green open spaces.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The Prato is close to the St. Anthony Basilica and just a few streets from the touristic center of town. It is a somewhat irregular, large rectangle, with plenty of green space. On the periphery, it is surrounded by a number of sculptures, fountains and bridge-like structures. On weekends, it becomes an antique market, with some food stands and artist... More 

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