"The Piazza" Portmeirion Things to Do Tip by antistar

Portmeirion Things to Do: 24 reviews and 61 photos

  Piazza, Portmeirion
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  • Piazza, Portmeirion - Portmeirion
      Piazza, Portmeirion
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  • Piazza, Portmeirion - Portmeirion
      Piazza, Portmeirion
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  • The Gloriette, Portmeirion - Portmeirion
      The Gloriette, Portmeirion
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  • Piazza Fountain, Portmeirion - Portmeirion
      Piazza Fountain, Portmeirion
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  • Piazza, Portmeirion - Portmeirion
      Piazza, Portmeirion
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Originally a tennis court, the area at the centre of the village was turned into a serene piazza. It's overlooked by the Gloriette, whose columns and arches resemble its namesake at Schonbrunn palace in Vienna. This, like much of Portmeirion, is a fraud. The trompe d'oeil windows are flanked by two-dimensional cardboard cherub statues. It's not a building at all, but simply a facade. You even have to crouch to enter the grand arches at its feet.

Directions: Centre of the Village.

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 8, 2010
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