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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
Activities: Shopping
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Oakland, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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.

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Platte City, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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223 reviews 223 reviews
74 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Palo Alto
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119 reviews 119 reviews
77 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I walked through this huge square many times. It's nice for a stroll but not a destination, I think. The most fun was when my Segway tour came through and we raced around the oval a few times. But don't worry, we didn't come close to running over anyone - too much space (and the speed on the Segway's is... More

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Santa Monica, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
14 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The Prato is a huge oval park with stately pallazzi on all sides. The statues are lit at night. The restaurant Al Prato is right there and serves great food.

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Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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117 reviews 117 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Cheap cloths, shoes , bags and home stuff. In a square surrounded with sculpts . Very nice to see, not sure about the quality.

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