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Palazzo di San Giorgio

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Neighbourhood: Righi
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Address: Via della Mercanzia 2, 16124, Genoa, Italy
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+39 010 241 2625

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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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalija T
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Natalija T
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 Giorgio has many Eastern touches - not least the fine tiles visible inside

Thank NIGEL586
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 to? in the nineties. It was the original headquarters of the Banco di San Giorgio,... More 

1 Thank Rijards
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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.

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Stafford, England
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144 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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 in the shadow of the elevated highway which passes over the old port of Genoa.... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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123 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 of the palace there where the middle-age prisons where the "million", the travels memory by... More 

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Settle, United Kingdom
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698 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
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.

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Bucharest, Romania
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1,127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
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
Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

Now home to Genoa's Port Authority, this used to be a palace for one of Genoa's ruling families. Trompe L'Oeil is a visual illusion in art. You are trying to trick the eye into believing that what they are seeing is three dimensional. This building is known for that illusionary effect as well as the fresco of " Saint George... More 

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