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Prato della Valle

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“huge square”(14 reviews)
“green space”(8 reviews)
“small canal”(7 reviews)
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Padua, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the largest squares in Europe and impressive to see in person. The statues around the outside make it even more special place to take a stroll.

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you come to Padua, you must visit Prato de la Valle, during the day and during the night. Its a pedestrian zone, very nice and relaxing, with a park around the river and full of statues from the ancient times. You can practice sport...More

Thank Albert P
Reviewed 6 days ago

A very impressive square, the 2nd large in Europe, surrounded by water and over 80 statues. Pleasant to stroll, surrounded by restaurants.

Thank Dudy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the largest piazzas in in Europe. It is just beautiful. The green part is encircled by a canal that is "guarded" by 78 life-sized marble statues of intellectual leaders from the 18th century. A must see.

Thank ProfessorTravell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prato della Vale is a place where you can sit on the grass and spend cool time with your friends and family. Beautiful view, fountains, monuments.. true Padova.

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must see in Padova. There are 2 cathedrals and a lot of great cafe nearby. It’s a nice place to read a book or to sit and relax on the grass.

Thank Mrs E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a pedestrian zone around it where you can go for a run or cycle. In the center are some grassy areas to relax. The prato is surrounded by beautiful statues and a fountain in the center. There are some nice restaurants and coffee...More

Thank WinterBabyLove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This town-square is surrounded by a canal (one of the biggest in Italy) with many sculptures on the canal sides. We visited this square on a sunday, when there was an open market we wanted also to visit. Actually, there’s an open air market on...More

Thank Marcel d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wonderful area with statues and grassy fields, great place to take photos as you can get the domes and towers of churches in the background

Thank Benedictakim
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Outstanding place where you can enjoy the park, statues and church in the neighborhood. If you would like to enjoy fully of this area, avoid visiting it on Saturday as there is the local "mercato" with a lot of shops around the park.

Thank Girolamolm
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Response from Joyce P | Reviewed this property |
. First, let me put this into perspective. I am 65. It takes 20 minutes by train for somewhere around 14 euro pp round trip to Padova. Then around $1.50 euro ticket on the tram outside the train station to market or Saint... More
4 September 2015|
Response from Alessandro B | Reviewed this property |
Dear Copycats every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 7.00 pm prato della valle square is animated by market. also every 3rd sunday of every month you can be attracted by a "portobello market" where a lot of antiquities and old... More
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