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Prato della Valle

Address: Padua, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 84 Attractions in Padua
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping

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Maribor, Slovenia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This large park has a duty to tell a story about people who have had a special mission in his life, all the immediate vicinity of the park there is a path that will take you to the historic part of Padua. If you want to feel and dynamics of the city then this is certainly one of the locations... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

An amazingly beautiful spot I would recommend visiting on a Sunday or at night, as otherwise there is often a market set up inside numerous vans (hence not the pretty market kind). That's the only reason I gave it four stars, it really is a shame to use such a beautiful place for such cheap purposes. Otherwise stunning architecture you... More 

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Oradea
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This time we had bad luck, the monument was under reconstruction. Hope next time will be much better.

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of the most stunning plazas I have been to. Most days they have little markets there where you can buy gifts and fruit ... be warned when it is hot weather it can get busy and on January 6th they also have the burning of the witch.. This also means a lot of traffic around. All in all this... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Beautiful large square where there is almost always something going on. I walked through it many times during my stay and saw everything from large group parties where people were playing all kinds of instruments, to watching people tight rope walk between trees and juggle. There were several markets going on which are nice to walk around. Beautiful statues and... More 

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Teaneck,NJ
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87 reviews 87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A few minutes' walk from the center of this most interesting city, this piazza is quite different with its lawns surrounded by a moat. Well worth a visit!

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Clitheroe
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Beautiful big square (oval!). Grand buildings and some good cafes, but not all so choose carefully! Decorated in winter & looks amazing at night. Close to lots of historical sites & definitely worth a visit. Tram stops at the north & South ends and plenty of seating. Market on Saturday and some stalls at Christmas.

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Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

At our trip to North Italy, we took a few hours break in Padova. Prato della Valle is a beautiful square with 78 statues so photo opportunities are great. This is a great place to wander or have a coffee break in one of the many bars.

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Padua, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Prato della Valle is without any doubt not only one of the largest squares in Europe, but also one of the most beautiful ones in the world. The night vision is unforgettable.

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UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Go here for markets, and enjoy an aperitivo (Spritz Aperol, anyone?) in one of the many bars. A bit dead at night time, though.

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