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Impressive building from far and getting closer to the building, this building has great murals... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Uniquely Swiss architecture in a central square

This is pretty much the town center. The red architecture stands out; just go in and explore as you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Marktplatz 9, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Impressive building from far and getting closer to the building, this building has great murals. And a golden peak. Our guide explained about the history of this Rathaus. Three parts of the building in a variety of building styles. Very nice indeed.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is pretty much the town center. The red architecture stands out; just go in and explore as you wish. Marvelous arts and crafts inside; unless locked you should be able to go inside as you want.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank woaishanghai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent market square when the weather is good there is a market also Easy tram stops u can take nice phootoes too

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank kpoupazis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth your time to walk around the square if you're in town. Interesting architecture, very pretty, loved the statues.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sberry20
Reviewed February 11, 2019

It does catch one's attention due to the colour (initially) and soon after because of the paintings on its walls. It is worth walking up the stairs and looking down, so as to get a different perspective from the one we get when we are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Iolanda A
Reviewed January 31, 2019

This is a working city hall. We went on a weekend and toured the interior courtyard with murals and statues. Quick 10 minute stop on your vacation and next to the local trams. Stop for a bite to eat or have a drink at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ruth G
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

If you are really interested, it is worth looking at but it’s way better to take some spare change and go into the great shops nearby.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank heinzph
Reviewed January 22, 2019

This superbly well maintained building is very unusual by European standards. It is VERY colourful with the majority of the front of the building red/orange decorated with paintings and gold leaf and intricate carvings and sculptures. Lots to see and enjoy - well worth a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank len_green50
Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

While the building itself was closed, the inner courtyard was open. It looks spectacular with great paintings, frescoes, and statues. A real treasure. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JoeDec2014
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Amazing building from the outside to look at but at the time of our visit, we were unable to access inside of the building and could only visit the small inside courtyard which was jam packed with tourists. I managed to get some Photos on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 829callumm
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