In the very center of Padova there is set this huge buiding. It has been built starting on 1218.
The upper part is a only huge room, with an amazing wooden roof structure and some outstandig frescoes.
It was originary used as the town court, in a corner you can still find a pedestal where comdemned people had to stand to be expose at the public shame. Inside it is hosted a giant statue of a horse made of wood.
This horse was one of several big statues part of a parade in the XV century. It is the only one saved.
The room is often used by the city hall for exhibit of various kind. The lower part of the building host the traditional food market of Padova, there are cheese, meat and fish stand plus some caffe and bread shop.