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Prato della Valle

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Address: Padua, Italy
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Small-Group Padua Walking Tour Including Giotto Frescoes
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Padua 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour Including the Botanical Garden

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charming square. Love it

I love this place. I come here often and every time I found something wonderful and peaceful in this square. It's huge but every corner is charming. Love love love it.

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31 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love this place. I come here often and every time I found something wonderful and peaceful in this square. It's huge but every corner is charming. Love love love it.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here with the family after exploring the area. Quick visit, we took some pictures, relaxed a bit. This is one of the largest squares in Europe and it has a bit of history surrounding it. Definitely visit if you are in the area. This is also a convenient location to take the tram and the bus back into Centro... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice square at the outskirts of the historic center of the town, within walking distance from Basilica of St Antony. Popular with locals and tourists

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Yorkshire Dales
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74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wide open park, with central fountain and oval watercourse. Surrounded by statues and wide open parading or promenading spaces. In the mornings there are fruit and vegetable stands and a flower stall. Would be a place to stroll if the shopping areas hadn't got that covered! Occasional events and jamborees. The south east corner is the site of yet another... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the largest squares in Europe. Wonderful when it's totally empty and very nice on Saturday morning when it hosts the public market. From here you can have a walk to the nearby Saint Anthony church / Saint Giustina cathedral / via Roma which will lead you straight to downtown Padua and its beautiful places like Caffe' Pedrocchi

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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed just a minute from here. There were events on most days. An international market over the May 1 holiday and food and items from all over the world. A fundraiser and fruit market on others days. It's a popular place to sit and watch the world go by on quieter days. Checking out who the statues are of... More 

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Thank Debbie R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen negative reviews with people moaning they couldn't enjoy it as there was a market on, this helps for when you wander around and you can still admire the statues. Truly wonderful.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw pictures of the place on the internet, liked them and decided to have a look. But when we arrived there, and it was Saturday afternoon, we saw that there was some kind of street fair going on, the place was full with stands, people selling everything and anything. It's OK if you'd like to buy something (and it... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in april 30 and there was some Kind of internacional celebration to enganche the beauty, the channel and the basílicas. Great places for lunch around.

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Adelaide
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155 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a great deal of history and we visited it on a lovely sunny day. It Still looked quite good but we felt the appearance was spoilt by local markets that surrounded it.

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