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Prato della Valle

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Address: Padua, Italy
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Open Market

Great Open Market in the centre of Padova. Everything you want and more on Saturdays! Look for the fresh pasta to go place at 5 euros a pop on Via Roma. Incredible! Just look for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Open Market in the centre of Padova. Everything you want and more on Saturdays! Look for the fresh pasta to go place at 5 euros a pop on Via Roma. Incredible! Just look for the line of people outside and down the street.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A lovely & well maintained square with Lots of statues of many famous people. Lots of beautiful flowers & greenery growing all over, & ponds,well maintained. Well worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This could be one of the largest and most beautiful squares of Italy. The calming sensation, sculptures, sounds of running water blended with the sights of couples sitting on the grass all with a background of gentle bustling sounds of the flea market nearby make this place unforgettable. This is a must in Padova even if you have to cancel... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is supposed to be the largest square in Europe. Yes it is very large with small stream , pathways an pond. The nice green grass and tall trees with leeves has a great combination. Only issue was when we visited on a Saturday there was a fare and had stalls around the square. Hence was a bit crowded.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am here for a kind of business. It is so nice to walk around this area after working time. It is a huge place that you instantly come across while you are walking in the city streets.

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Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a very large park in the center of the city full of couples sitting in the grass and people walking around. Near the park you can find a flee market we call it "plac" or "buvljak" and you can see natural fruits and vagetables it's kind of small market but you can also by chlothes and shoes. The bridge... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting park, surrounded by statues all over, which was beautiful and slightly creepy at the same time :) I didn't like the pave on the ground (rubble) - it was a bit inconvenient and kind of made the atmosphere not very cozy, at least for me. Would be nice to walk around on a sunny day tough. :)

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's absolutely a must if you are nearby. You can find it very crowded on Saturday morning for the open market or so romantic and silent late in the evening. Full of history and architecture.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very beautify place in the center of the old city. It is a very large park with a lot of green space surrounded by many beautiful buildings. It has symmetrical water features with statues and bridges. Sunday thru Friday it is a very calming place. Saturday it hosts a very large market. We enjoy it even on... More 

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Osijek, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Great square and park, very large in size second after the scquare in Moscow, you can take great pictures there and sit and chill and enjoy in nature

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