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Ragione Palace, Padua

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Government Building · Architectural Building
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Supported by stories of arches, the medieval town hall of Ragione Palace contains one of the largest roofs unsupported by columns in Europe. Finished in 1219, the building contains 333 panels and three tiers of frescoes. The building also contains the Stone of Shame, where debtors were made to stand in their underwear and hit their bottom three times. There's also a wooden horse statue carved by Annibale Capodilista to be used in jousts. After admiring the impressive building and its art, visit several floors of food stalls within, as well as the food markets flanking the building outside. Using our world travel planner, Padua attractions like Ragione Palace can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The very large hall with 330 frescoes and Trojan horse that was later used in a play. Quite stunning and will excite the senses. The ships keel roof must be one of the largest that is unsupported. So....  more
    The very large hall with 330 frescoes and Trojan horse that was later used in a play. Quite stunning and will excite the senses. The ships keel roof must be one of the largest that is unsupported. So....  more »
  • A must-see in Padua, so visit this spectacular building positioned between the Piazza della Frutta and Piazza delle Erbe, which served as the city court but still for more than 800 years as a covered....  more
    A must-see in Padua, so visit this spectacular building positioned between the Piazza della Frutta and Piazza delle Erbe, which served as the city court but still for more than 800 years as a covered....  more »
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  • The huge wooden horse on one side of the room is striking. I think it’s the largest medieval room. For those in padova,absolutely a stop to do.....
  • Epic hall decorated with frescos about astrology and many aspects of life. There are video guides with its history.

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