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Palazzo di San Giorgio

Via della Mercanzia 2, 16124, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 241 2625
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The palace of the port

A very beautifully-frescoed building in the Old Port district. I didn’t go inside — it was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alex B
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Providence, Rhode Island
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St George Palace

The palace was built in 1260 by Guglielmo Boccanegra, uncle of Simone Boccanegra, the first Doge of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andre L
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Via della Mercanzia 2, 16124, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very beautifully-frescoed building in the Old Port district. I didn’t go inside — it was nighttime when I saw it, and I’m pretty sure the Port Authority of Genoa still operates out of this building — but it was something special to see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace was built in 1260 by Guglielmo Boccanegra, uncle of Simone Boccanegra, the first Doge of Genoa. For the construction of the new palace, materials were used from the demolition of the Venetian embassy in Constantinople, having been obtained from Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII...More

Thank Andre L
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This Palace is a beautiful architectural marvel indeed. As you enter the pier and Aquarium area of Genoa, this structure will command your attention. It was in fact the starting point of our walking tour of Genoa. Our guide mentioned that the building was built...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

This building dominates a huge area. It was pouring with rain so unfortunately only got to see as we drove by

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is a neat square are with a wonderfully painted ancient palace in it. The palace was built in 1297 and actually jutted out into the sea. It was soon turned into a government building, however, administering the post! Marco Polo was reputedly put in...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This palace is a masterpiece. It is located near Genoa port and Aquarium. The palace was used for a time as a prison, Marco Polo was its most famous resident.

1  Thank Natalija T
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Palazzo di San Giorgio is very nice and the building is very decorative. We were there while Marathon of Genoa took place. The starting point was there and it was crowded with runners and people.

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

The Genoese played a massive part in the history of Istanbul where they built the famous Galata Tower. To celebrate getting one over on the Venetians, they built identical Palazzi in both Istanbul and Genoa. The Istanbul one has mainly disappeared, but the Palazzo San...More

2  Thank Perrygrinate
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

The Palazzo San Giorgio, also known as Palazzo delle Compere di San Giorgio? one of the most historic buildings? important and popular of Genoa. Typical example of medieval civil architecture? Loading situated in the medieval center of the arc of the ancient port city recovered...More

1  Thank Rijards
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

This is beautiful building but unfortunately it has the awful concrete motorway bypass in front of it. You just have to try ignore it and admire St George slaying the dragon.

Thank HolidaySandra
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