Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco, Milan: Hours, Address, Castello Sforzesco Reviews: 4.5/5

Castello Sforzesco
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Lanza • 4 min walk
  • Cadorna • 4 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
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Roman W
Zürich101 contributions
interesting site, go there early or late as it might be crowdy
Nov. 2021
impressive building, in walking distance to the duomo, another must for travelers. we didn't go to the museums. walking around there are many spots to discover, ideal also to take pictures , specifically for people interested in architecture.
Written 19 November 2021
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Scott B
Manchester, UK229 contributions
Plan a long visit.....
Nov. 2021 • Couples
...... As this place is massive and full of magnificent interest! If anything it was too cheap a ticket price for its worth, value and education. Plan to spend a half day here to do it justice. Well done,!
Written 13 November 2021
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Scott B
Wantagh, NY532 contributions
Quick Stop and Pics.
Aug. 2021
An interesting castle worth a walk through it, but don't give yourself more than an hour to go around it. There is a museum within the walls of it, but was closed when we visited so I can't comment on the architecture. There were a few homeless people in the area who were pretty disruptive, so be careful as to who is around. We found the best pictures to be from the outside, opposite the park near the spire and moat.
Written 9 November 2021
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markitiki
Orlando, FL599 contributions
Scenic place to take a nice walk
Oct. 2021
Very impressive building that you can walk through, but we did not pay for a tour. The park was quite lovely to walk through and made an easy trip to the Arco della Pace.
Written 28 October 2021
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Nishalito
London, United Kingdom173 contributions
Beautiful with so many things to see and do
Oct. 2021
Beautiful with so many things to see and do. Well worth spending an entire day there in the exhibition and the garden. Always full of locals and it one of the few really nice outdoor public places.
Written 13 October 2021
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Meowistan
Budapest, Hungary17 contributions
Nice exhibitions and architecture
Sep. 2021 • Friends
The castle can be easily found and has a nice garden. The ticket office is easy to found, but the waiting time is long, mainly due to COVID-19 restrictions. There is a student discount for all the exhibitions. The whole building with it’s museums can be visited within 2-3 hours and offers many different exhibitions, my favourite one was the one of the musical instuments! However the ‘Sala delle Asse’, a room decorated by Leonardo da Vinci, was under reconstruction and it wasn’t written anywhere, so the visitirs would discover it only in front of the room. Bring also good shoes, because there are many stairs and the different collections can be found in different parts of the building.
Written 11 October 2021
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Alice S
Lillehammer, Norway200 contributions
Relax and take a picnic
Sep. 2021
Lovely park to escape the big city hustle for a couple of hours. Remember to pick up some food and drinks and enjoy a relaxing visit.
Written 6 October 2021
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Denisa L
Prague, Czech Republic756 contributions
Stunning
Sep. 2021
It is really beautiful and surrounded by nice gardens and a park. Really worth visiting as its also in the city centre.
Written 1 October 2021
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Lilly E
New York City, NY87 contributions
Casello Sforzesco is a quick visit if you choose to not tour the museum portion
Jul. 2021
Again another quick site to take in while in Milan and short walking distance from Il Duomo and right next door to the Cadorna train station. We did not have time to take in the museum.
Written 1 September 2021
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4historyandculture
Charlotte, NC1,418 contributions
Amazing fortress
Jul. 2021
Our small tour group stopped near the castle and we had two hours to explore this beautiful medieval fortress.
We were impressed with the display posters of celebrating Leonardo d’Vinci’s 500th birthday and his inventions. I didn’t know he was the first to design the pergola.
The grounds are well kept and clean. There was a group of musicians practicing for a concert at the stage.
Just outside there is a beautiful water fountain.
The public bathrooms were well maintained.
Written 16 August 2021
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Written 23 August 2021
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