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Palazzo della Mercanzia

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Address: Via Santo Stefano 4, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 239660
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Bologna : a walk into history
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interesting, history-rich building

Also called Palazzo del Carrobbio or Loggia della Mercanzia. From afar, it looked like a small castle or something, but when we got closer, we realised what it was. The facade... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 5, 2017
Maria D
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Also called Palazzo del Carrobbio or Loggia della Mercanzia. From afar, it looked like a small castle or something, but when we got closer, we realised what it was. The facade has a very interesting and intricate architecture - this one alone is worth some moments to admire.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

One can almost hear the layers of voices of Roman and later tradesmen around this beautiful square. It feels as if you could hear the sound of golden and silver coins being exchanged for all sorts of goods from around the Mediterranean and beyond. Another must-see in Bologna.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Hard to miss if you are in heart of Bologna, marvel beauty of the building either during the walk or spend a moment and enjoy a glass of wine in one of nearby cafes and wineries.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Built in the 14th Century for commercial activities, this building looks like a small castle from across the square. The swallowtail design of the crenelations indicate the merchants' assertion of their independence from Rome. I understand that the chamber of commerce now resides in the building.

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Thank Terry L
MIlton Keynes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice building to look at and a convenient place to sit outside for a while,with or without a piadine.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Beautiful palazzo with a nice smaller piazza in front of it. Located in between the main square, the towers and San Stefano

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice building close to the two towers of Bologna. It was the palace outside the walls of the city, it was the distribution center for goods.

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio is interesting. We bought the tour to go into anatomical theater. Interesting. Well worth the 3 euros.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

located in the very heart of the city, just at the towers, the old traders building (chamber of commerce) is a nice building with some interesting features. have a close look at the clock on the front side for example. the nice square in front invites for a drink.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

It's not all that impressive from the outside, but the Palazzo is well worth a visit. The outside does have a couple of small pieces of decor worth stopping to see, but otherwise, it's the interior to catch.

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