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Palazzo di San Giorgio

Via della Mercanzia 2, 16124, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 241 2625
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Fabulous building - pity about the elevated motorway in front of it.

This is a neat square are with a wonderfully painted ancient palace in it. The palace was built in... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Derby, United Kingdom
I loved it.

This palace is a masterpiece. It is located near Genoa port and Aquarium. The palace was used for a... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Natalija T
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Via della Mercanzia 2, 16124, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 241 2625
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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

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 15 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
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.

Thank Yossi N
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

1  Thank NIGEL586
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
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
Reviewed 30 January 2016

The port authority headquarters - a beautifully decorated Renaissance facade, with St George battling with the dragon, prominently over the front entrance. It was built originally in 1260 and there are parts of the older architecture at the back of the palace. It stands almost...More

2  Thank Harvey81
Reviewed 26 October 2015

is immediately in the front of the old port in Genova, is the place where the port authority is seated. in the front you can see the symbol of Genoa, Saint George that kill the dragon, but you have to know the in the back...More

2  Thank milko z
Reviewed 11 August 2015

From a distance, the Palazzo di San Giorgio looks like any other white facaded building, but go up closer and you really appreciate the architecture and sheer beauty of the frescoes painted all over the exterior. Lovely building.

Thank MD-FatDonkey
Reviewed 24 May 2015

A majestic old building with a facade adorned with wonderful frescoes.Situated across the street to Porto Antico.It can be visited at inside or at least that was the situation at the time of our visit.

Thank zuv
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