Essential Architecture-  Vicenza

Basilica Palladiana

architect

Andrea Palladio

location

Vicenza

date

1549-1614

style

Italian Rennaisance  

construction

masonry

type

Exhibition hall
 
The Basilica Palladiana stands in the central Piazza dei Signori in Vicenza. The Council of One Hundred commissioned the well-known architect Andrea Palladio (1508 - 1580) to build it in April 1549.

Palladio worked on the Basilica all his life, but only in 1614 -- thirty years after his death -- did the building stand complete.

Nowadays it often hosts exhibitions in its large halls.

links

 
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