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Palazzo della Mercanzia

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Address: Via Santo Stefano 4, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 239660
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Bologna : a walk into history
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palazzo della mercanzia

Bologna is city with so much history well worth going to there are bus trips around and out of the city well worth going on one

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bologna is city with so much history well worth going to there are bus trips around and out of the city well worth going on one

Thank tarty
Bucharest, Romania
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Also called Palazzo del Carrobbio or Loggia della Mercanzia. From afar, it looked like a small castle or something, but when we got closer, we realised what it was. The facade has a very interesting and intricate architecture - this one alone is worth some moments to admire.

Thank Maria D
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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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398 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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

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