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Palazzo della Ragione, Padua

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Supported by stories of arches, the medieval town hall of Palazzo della Ragione contains one of the largest roofs unsupported by columns in Europe. Finished in 1219, the building contains 333 panels and three tiers of frescoes. The building also contains the Stone of Shame, where debtors were made to stand in their underwear and hit their bottom three times. There's also a wooden horse statue carved by Annibale Capodilista to be used in jousts. After admiring the impressive building and its art, visit several floors of food stalls within, as well as the food markets flanking the building outside. For Palazzo della Ragione and beyond, use our Padua holiday planner to get the most from your Padua vacation.
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  • Also called the "Hall" is a solemn building of 1200 that was built as a courthouse, beautiful the outside porch. Inside this immense Hall is frescoed. Very nice, admission fee but it is worth the expense.
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  • Nice small shops of authentic food in the ground floor. A must-see for good meat (prosciutto, sopressata, speck, pancetta, salame, etc..) and cheese (too many to count, but everyone would like at leas...  more »
  • Magnificent architectural structure with a room between the largest equestrian Statue in Europe, wrongly attributed by Vasari to Donatello and magnificent frescoes depicting the seasons on the walls, a bit difficult to vision: it's among the things to do and see in Padua!
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  • The Palazzo della Ragione, also known as the Palladian Basilica, in honor of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, who designed around the existing building the famous lodges
  • Great hall! The entrance is very cheap.
  • It's just a old building shopping area
  • Impressive Palace on top of this, why not eat some fresh fruits from the nearby market?
  • Its just a mall...