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Prato della Valle

Padua, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 83 Attractions in Padua
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Como, Italy
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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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.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Oakland, California
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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Portland, Oregon
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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Platte City, Missouri
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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.

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Australia
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228 helpful votes 228 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

As the largest square in europe, it's a must see. On market days it's pretty crowded, but during nighttime it's absolutely lovely

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Padua, Italy
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Not enough people know that in Padua there is one of the biggest squares in Europe and most certainly the most beautiful! It isa 90,000 square meter elliptical square, it host concert and events during the summer and markets during the weekend and an antique one every third sunday of the month. Build in late 1700, it surrounded by a... More

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