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Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali

Via Cardinale Bernardo Clesio 5, 38122, Trento, Italy
+39 0461 233770
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We went there to fill in some spare hours. The exhibits are very good but a bit confusing. There... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Paul S
Leeds, United Kingdom
worth a visit

There's plenty to see here and it gainfully occupied a few hours on a very wet and miserable Sunday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Buonconsiglio Castle is the largest and most important monumental complex of the Trentino Alto Adige region. It was the residence of the prince-bishops of Trento from the 13th century to the end of the 18th century, and is composed of a series of buildings of different eras, enclosed by walls and positioned slightly higher than the city. Castelvecchio is the oldest nucleus, dominated by an imposing cylindrical tower; the Magno Palazzo is the 16th century expansion in the Italian Renaissance-style as commissioned by the Prince-Bishop and Cardinal Bernardo Cles (1485-1539); the Baroque-style Giunta Albertiana dates from the end of the 17th century. At the extreme south of the complex is the Torre Aquila, within which is conserved the famous Cycle of the Months, one of the most fascinating secular pictorial cycles of the late Middle Ages.
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Via Cardinale Bernardo Clesio 5, 38122, Trento, Italy
+39 0461 233770
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went there to fill in some spare hours. The exhibits are very good but a bit confusing. There are many items that give the information in English but a large amount that is only in Italian so some exhibits gave us no information. Not...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's plenty to see here and it gainfully occupied a few hours on a very wet and miserable Sunday afternoon. The exhibits are well laid out and the guide book reasonable. Unfortunately there isn't consistency with the English translations...some very detailed and clear and others...More

Thank Sueleeds186411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a rainy 3 hours here and I'm glad we did. If you buy the ticket for the tour be sure and go at the appointed time, not when you happen to arrive at that point. This is a unique place and you should...More

Thank Dropback10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting castle, with amazing architecture built over years. Good use of internal space to put on various museum shows: excellent show on Marcello Fogolino while we visited. Very worthwhile to spend the extra two euros to see the Torre dell'Aquila.

Thank dven8
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends including young children, the castle itself is beautiful and has lots of interesting exhibitions but the visit was somewhat ruined by the over zealous and extremely unfriendly staff which were dotted around the rooms. Our children were 3 and 6 and...More

Thank smallnorthernbird
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and lots to view. Various different subjects on view not just castle related items . It's over 3 to 4 floors with lots of rooms off these stairs. We enjoyed it as adults not sure if young children would appreciate it as much...More

Thank Deusluxnostra
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A really nice place to see while in Trento but it did lack one very important feature and reealy reeeeealy. Weds to be addressed asap.. NO ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF WHAT THE PHOTOS WERE OR MONUMENTS WERE.. So if your not Italian be content with seeing...More

Thank Dino S R R
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing building and history. The castle is a landmark in Trento. Some great artwork and Egyptian antiquities. Well worth an hour or two to visit. Lovely gardens.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Really well kept castle to see but at 10 Euro entry it better be! I have a feeling what you are paying for is the "museum" which holds some old Egyptian art donated to the place as well as some Italian art. Personally I preferred...More

Thank TravelinShane
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Enjoyed a lovely visit of Castle and museum with friends. Small entrance fee was reasonable for the museum and guided tour of highlights. Also just roamed around in side and on parapets. A must see in Trento.

Thank porter_osborne
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Response from NHSDteacher | Reviewed this property |
You can take pictures, but it's really better to focus on the art when you're there, as your time is really limited to the audiotour. They hustle you out afterward. You can buy a set of postcards with professional photos... More