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Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza

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Monument Historic Site
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 tour planner.
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  • We didn't want to pay for the exhibition going on at the time, not knowing that in order to enter the inside of the basilica, one has to pay for the exhibition. So basically we said we only wanted to ...  more »
  • We weren't sure what to expect when we decided to enter the Basilica (despite the tariff.) But it was well worth it to us. We were there at a time when the cafe was not open but we were able to walk a...  more »
  • Basilica Palladiana is the highlight of the Itinerario Palladiano which is well marked and has good signage in two languages at some buildings. You can get a map of it at the tourist office near the O...  more »
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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
  • Centr of vicenza
  • Fantastic tower with the clock.