We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Prato della Valle

Padua, Italy
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 83 Attractions in Padua
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
235 visitor photos
Write a Review

830 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    520
    245
    60
    3
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Moscow, Russia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were unlucky to visit it at the weekend and a lot of shopping spoiled the impression. It was impossible to see the whole square.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is beautiful, and so unexpected in a relatively small town. The symmetry, the double ring of statues, the moat - lovely by day and such an atmosphere at night.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Como, Italy
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We came across the Prato della Valle because we turned in the wrong direction when we were heading for the Duomo. It was certainly worth stopping to admire it and take in the sheer enormity and elegance of it. However, if I had made a special journey, on a weekday morning, I might have been disappointed. I can imagine though... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kathmandu, Nepal
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It is beautiful square with many statues. it is nice place to walk around in the evening with open air.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This square is enormous, partly covered with turf. The layout is beautiful, with statues all around. At the periphery there is the famous Chiesa di San Giustina.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

One of the reasons I chose to add Padua to my itinerary was how beautiful this park looked with all the statues. Well I visited last month (late June 2014), and most of the statues were covered with scaffolding, the park was torn up with construction areas, barriers, equipment, it looks horrible. I expect it will be at LEAST a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Portland, Oregon
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a large park with water features and many statues. People lounge there at dusk and the light is lovely and it is clean and safe.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Interesting if only to see all the statues and to say you've been there, but there isn't much to do there except lie around and drink alcohol like the rest of the teenage population. Some nice eating and drinking places, though, but not enough, so it's lucky that it is a short walk to plenty more places away from here.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Platte City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Spectacular piazza. The biggest square in Europe. It comes alive every day and it is absolutely worth seeing. If you visit this square on a Saturday, you'll find a huge open air market where you'll find reasonably priced items of any type.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Australia
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
74 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

As a previous reviewer said, not necessarily a destination in itself (unless for the week end markets I have read about). However, we visited the amazing Basilica Antonio (not to be missed) and it was a short walk to this beautiful parkland. It is certainly an amazing space for a leisurely stroll or relaxation. We were not there for the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Prato della Valle also viewed

 
Padua, Province of Padua
Padua, Province of Padua
 

Been to Prato della Valle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Prato della Valle, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing