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Prato della Valle

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Address: Padua, Italy
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Well worth the walk to as it's a little oasis in the middle of the city - very calm with lovely views all around the square/oval. There are also a number of cafes and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Timtyke
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth the walk to as it's a little oasis in the middle of the city - very calm with lovely views all around the square/oval. There are also a number of cafes and restaurants bordering it to sit and watch the day go by. The tram has a stop here. Also close by to Basilica di Sant'Antonio.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best performed squares that I have seen , the largest in Italy with many statues that surround it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very spacious with green spaces!! Beautiful architecture, the streets have very nice shops and coffee shops!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on one of the days there were fireworks 1130pm start it was a festival say It was a fantastic location and display for no charge Check out if there any fireworks when you go , you will not be disappointed

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This ellipse is a great gathering space for people especially in the evenings. The statues are of note worthy figures (who are fun to try and guess). The Prato also has a waterway through and bridges. I'd imagine they look nicer when it's not 95F.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous place to rest after walking all day, stunning views, close to the Basilica, plenty of shade, markets as well. Places to eat nearby, lovely just to sit and people-watch.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Prato della Valle is a city square but is actually shaped like an oval or an ellipse. There is a canal that rings it which is lined with statues. Quite beautiful actually. Every time I've been here the place is full of people strolling, chatting, visiting, etc. This is the true heart of the city. It is grassed over... More 

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Cumbria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a massive square, with lots of beautiful statues and a circular canal running around the perimeter. There's not much to do, other than stroll round it, but on the day we were there, there seemed to be lots of evangelical groups getting together to sing, bang tambourines, etc. Just quite a nice place to hang out, take a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic place to visit - one of the largest squares in Europe I believe. During the day it is a quite place to visit, there are markets every morning selling fresh fruit and veg, a flower market on the weekends and throughout the year it is home to food festivals and antique markets. A must-see.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful piazza (apparenty the 2nd largest in Europe after Red Square) with many scuptures, a few grassy spots and a fountain. Market day is Saturday...the kids loved it.

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