Look to the loggia of Basilica Palladiana to find one of the first examples of what became known as the Palladian window. After the original version of this iconic building partially collapsed, local architect Andrea Palladio was commissioned to rebuild it in 1549. Check inside to see if an exhibition is running or if you can access the bar. To visit Basilica Palladiana on your trip to Vicenza, use our Vicenza route builder app .
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  • August 18, 2017
    I speak from Vicentino. I'm not arguing about the architectural and landscape interest it deserves 5 stars, but I think there should be a special price (if any) between residents and "fotesti". The tourist should be "pampered" facilitated and not discriminated against. Although, I repeat this is a single euro.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We loved seeing this, one of the Palladio's most famous buildings. The jewelry museum inside was beautiful. There are many cafes around the building too where you can sit and examine the building.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Nice building right in Vicenza. Visited at a discounted rate. In the Hall were doing construction work. Very friendly staff and wonderful views from the roof.
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  • The Basilica Palladiana is a Renaissance building in the central Piazza dei Signori, designed by a young Andrea Palladio and in 2014 it won the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage. It had a quite long restoration period over the past years and they've made a fantastic work both to the restoration of the building and the new lightnings which gives to the structure a gorgeous atmosphere at night. It's now used for temporary art expositions which gather paintings from famous painters from the most well-known museum all over the world (Van Gogh, Monet, e.g.). A very charming and elegant bar has been open on the loggia's roof since last year and it's accessible over the summer period. It's my favourite building in Vicenza and it's definitely worthwhile a visit. I very strongly recommend it.
  • Like all the historic buildings in the region, it has great architectural style and is an imposing building.
  • Gorgeous building and great museum. In the summer they usually have a bar on the roof with great views over the city
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  • Fantastic tower with the clock.

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