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Prato della Valle, Padua

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
Take a breather from your tour of the city and watch the world go by at Prato della Valle, a 90 sq m (969 sq ft) elliptical square, the largest such public space in the country and one of the biggest in Europe. The square was built in 1775 on the site of what used to be a theater and fairground. The present layout includes a large central grassy area, which is surrounded by a statue-lined canal and a broad expanse of flagstones. On the weekends the square is the site of a popular market, but on all other days this space attracts joggers, cyclers, rollerbladers, and passing tourists stopping by for a quick rest and a few snapshots. The square is said to be at its most photogenic in the evening. Put Prato della Valle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Padua holiday planner.
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  • We visited the square on two consecutive days – a Friday and Saturday. The reason for our return was that on Saturday one of the largest markets in Italy takes place on the Prato Della Valle square an...  read more »
  • Entering in Padua the view of prato della valle will put you in the essence of the city ... art ... beauty ... culture ... Huge square used to Saturday for the city market. Example of balance between nature and cities. To October period of my visit we saw in the watercourse of nutria.
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  • Around there are deserving 78posągów two monuments to Polish kings: Stefan Batory and Jan III Sobieski. The legend says that anyone can put such a monument to a member of your family, if he was able to prove his merit and contribution to the life and development of the city. The square looks beautiful by day, but at night, when there is almost no tourist can see its real charm and stroll between lit statues and channel
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  • This is a bed and breakfast not the square. Care to give the score
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  • Very snug in its charm ... To try!
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  • The largest square in Europe and don't miss the new year's Eve Fireworks and ferragosto
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  • Beautiful ... ...
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  • There's a great fountain.
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