We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Prato della Valle

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Padua, Italy
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Small-Group Padua Walking Tour Including Giotto Frescoes
More Info
and up
Private Padua Walking Tour
More Info
and up
Padua 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour Including the Botanical Garden

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,849 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 158
  • 103
    Very good
  • 30
  • 3
  • 2
Must see

If you are in Padova, this is the first obvious place to visit and well worth it. The space is huge and just beautiful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

2,849 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 296: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in Padova, this is the first obvious place to visit and well worth it. The space is huge and just beautiful.

Thank gds199
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Prato is always beautiful whatever time or season.. in summer many couples come just to sit and relax on the grass under the trees, and on every Saturday there is a huge market all the way around the Prato circle

1 Thank gracesaad
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the largest squares in Europe Just sit for a while, look all around, breathe, enjoy. Easy to reach by car, there is a wide park directly on one side.

Thank Alberto V
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great Open Market in the centre of Padova. Everything you want and more on Saturdays! Look for the fresh pasta to go place at 5 euros a pop on Via Roma. Incredible! Just look for the line of people outside and down the street.

Thank Hogan1909
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
842 reviews
693 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

A lovely & well maintained square with Lots of statues of many famous people. Lots of beautiful flowers & greenery growing all over, & ponds,well maintained. Well worth a visit.

Thank DilrukshiH
Level Contributor
94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This could be one of the largest and most beautiful squares of Italy. The calming sensation, sculptures, sounds of running water blended with the sights of couples sitting on the grass all with a background of gentle bustling sounds of the flea market nearby make this place unforgettable. This is a must in Padova even if you have to cancel... More 

Thank ShereefIbrahim
Level Contributor
86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This is supposed to be the largest square in Europe. Yes it is very large with small stream , pathways an pond. The nice green grass and tall trees with leeves has a great combination. Only issue was when we visited on a Saturday there was a fare and had stalls around the square. Hence was a bit crowded.

Thank Taniya P
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I am here for a kind of business. It is so nice to walk around this area after working time. It is a huge place that you instantly come across while you are walking in the city streets.

Thank Senasert
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It's a very large park in the center of the city full of couples sitting in the grass and people walking around. Near the park you can find a flee market we call it "plac" or "buvljak" and you can see natural fruits and vagetables it's kind of small market but you can also by chlothes and shoes. The bridge... More 

Thank Tamara T
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Interesting park, surrounded by statues all over, which was beautiful and slightly creepy at the same time :) I didn't like the pave on the ground (rubble) - it was a bit inconvenient and kind of made the atmosphere not very cozy, at least for me. Would be nice to walk around on a sunny day tough. :)

Thank Russalia K

Travellers who viewed Prato della Valle also viewed

Padua, Province of Padua

Been to Prato della Valle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Prato della Valle and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Prato della Valle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?