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Palazzo di San Giorgio

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Address: Via della Mercanzia 2, 16124, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 241 2625
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The Palazzo San Giorgio, also known as Palazzo delle Compere di San Giorgio? one of the most historic buildings? important and popular of Genoa. Typical example of medieval civil... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The Palazzo San Giorgio, also known as Palazzo delle Compere di San Giorgio? one of the most historic buildings? important and popular of Genoa. Typical example of medieval civil architecture? Loading situated in the medieval center of the arc of the ancient port city recovered to? in the nineties. It was the original headquarters of the Banco di San Giorgio,... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This is beautiful building but unfortunately it has the awful concrete motorway bypass in front of it. You just have to try ignore it and admire St George slaying the dragon.

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Stafford, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

The port authority headquarters - a beautifully decorated Renaissance facade, with St George battling with the dragon, prominently over the front entrance. It was built originally in 1260 and there are parts of the older architecture at the back of the palace. It stands almost in the shadow of the elevated highway which passes over the old port of Genoa.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

is immediately in the front of the old port in Genova, is the place where the port authority is seated. in the front you can see the symbol of Genoa, Saint George that kill the dragon, but you have to know the in the back of the palace there where the middle-age prisons where the "million", the travels memory by... More 

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Settle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

From a distance, the Palazzo di San Giorgio looks like any other white facaded building, but go up closer and you really appreciate the architecture and sheer beauty of the frescoes painted all over the exterior. Lovely building.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A majestic old building with a facade adorned with wonderful frescoes.Situated across the street to Porto Antico.It can be visited at inside or at least that was the situation at the time of our visit.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Now home to Genoa's Port Authority, this used to be a palace for one of Genoa's ruling families. Trompe L'Oeil is a visual illusion in art. You are trying to trick the eye into believing that what they are seeing is three dimensional. This building is known for that illusionary effect as well as the fresco of " Saint George... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Adjacent to Porto Antico, it looks like another of many similar buildings in Genoa. But when you get up close, really close (5 metres) you realize that most of the carvings and relief features on the façade are actually painted frescos ! Amazingly well done. I've not seen anything similar anywhere, its worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Palazzo di San Giorgio or the Palace of St George was an interesting building to come across when in Genoa. Beautifully decorated outside it stands out from a long way off.

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Penmaenmawr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

I loved the painted detail on the building to make it look like it was made from blocks and carved statues. It was nice to walk around even with the express way running overhead.

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