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Castello Aragonese e Museo Archeologico Castro

Closes in 23 min: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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...will be famous to any familiar with Purcell or Homer's Iliad. This is where myth meets history... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
DavidRJohnston
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Hinton, United Kingdom
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Don't miss a visit here to see the Goddess of Athena remains found in 2015

We joined a guided tour here which included commentary, a video, then walking through the Castello... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
Aussies11
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Montelparo, Italy
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

...will be famous to any familiar with Purcell or Homer's Iliad. This is where myth meets history. Really. 6th - 3rd century bc, Troy, etc. Written up in 1st century Bc, but the unearthing of a Persian dressed Athena here is profound. No tilted back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

We joined a guided tour here which included commentary, a video, then walking through the Castello, the archeological displays and the rooftop. As the last discovery (torso of the goddess Athena) was made in 2015, it was very interesting to hear the lead up to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Maybe because works on field or other reasons but most of the castle parts was closed when I visited. Halls were almost empty only paintings (modern arts exhibition) and few old pictures. I did visit many castles in the world but this one is very...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

The walls and the scale of this castle can only be experienced forwalking across the roof. The views are also fabulous.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We spent a pleasant hour wandering around this very well preserved / restored castle before dinner. There are great views of the town and the coast line from the top, and an interesting museum within. Our visit was enhanced by the attentive and knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

They claim Aeneas visited here, and the archaeological presentation here is pretty great for a small town. A nice presentation of their recent Athena find. Worth a stop!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Management response:Responded 8 June 2017

Dear Nancy, thank you so much for your review. Have you a nice day .

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Closed to us last year for renovation the castle but now exhibits some wonderful archeological findings from the ancient city. We were the only people to show up that morning so the young lady at the ticket desk took us on a personal tour of...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Reading the many reviews of the castle I'm surprised that Americans and English haven't discovered one of the most beautiful sites in Puglia yet! It is off the beaten tourist track but certainly offers a sense of history along with the scenery.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Cocciolino2015
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We looked at the Cathedral and the archaeological site this summer and thought that the small Statue of Athena was on display in the museum. Unfortunately it was locked away somewhere so we missed it! Despite that it is a well restored area and a...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We went twice to see the castle , it is lovely to walk around it for the views of the castle & sea . There is a lovely bar near the entrance to the castle that is worth a visit also.

Date of experience: November 2014
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