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Palazzo della Mercanzia

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Address: Via Santo Stefano 4, 40125 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 239660
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A medieval feel in this nice square

One can almost hear the layers of voices of Roman and later tradesmen around this beautiful square. It feels as if you could hear the sound of golden and silver coins being... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can almost hear the layers of voices of Roman and later tradesmen around this beautiful square. It feels as if you could hear the sound of golden and silver coins being exchanged for all sorts of goods from around the Mediterranean and beyond. Another must-see in Bologna.

Thank AnaSrdjan
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to miss if you are in heart of Bologna, marvel beauty of the building either during the walk or spend a moment and enjoy a glass of wine in one of nearby cafes and wineries.

Thank AlicjaWG
Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Built in the 14th Century for commercial activities, this building looks like a small castle from across the square. The swallowtail design of the crenelations indicate the merchants' assertion of their independence from Rome. I understand that the chamber of commerce now resides in the building.

Thank Terry L
MIlton Keynes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Nice building to look at and a convenient place to sit outside for a while,with or without a piadine.

Thank cycleplus1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Beautiful palazzo with a nice smaller piazza in front of it. Located in between the main square, the towers and San Stefano

Thank Happiestonthemove
Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It's a nice building close to the two towers of Bologna. It was the palace outside the walls of the city, it was the distribution center for goods.

1 Thank Frankie_from_thecity
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio is interesting. We bought the tour to go into anatomical theater. Interesting. Well worth the 3 euros.

Thank MilesL44
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

located in the very heart of the city, just at the towers, the old traders building (chamber of commerce) is a nice building with some interesting features. have a close look at the clock on the front side for example. the nice square in front invites for a drink.

1 Thank r0landbrunner
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

It's not all that impressive from the outside, but the Palazzo is well worth a visit. The outside does have a couple of small pieces of decor worth stopping to see, but otherwise, it's the interior to catch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Bologna was the best part of my trip. Cant say enough about the architecture, the local people are great and the food is fantastic and true Italian.

Thank mike p

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