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Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali

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Address: Via Bernardo Clesio, 5, 38122, Trento, Italy
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+39 0461 233770
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Buonconsiglio Castle is the largest and most important monumental...

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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A castle with an interesting history in the middle of town

An easy to get to castle, €10/- per ticket. Consist of the old part of the castle and some additions over the years. Used by many historic nations and councils in the past. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An easy to get to castle, €10/- per ticket. Consist of the old part of the castle and some additions over the years. Used by many historic nations and councils in the past. The views are good and some of the areas are still well-frescos. Entry to the tower to view the frescos is separate and is highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

You need to set aside a day to see all of this. There are many room, and there is a small cafe for refreshments.

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Arzignano, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

It's beautiful castle in the heart of Trento city. With €10 ticket you can enjoy the castle, if you add €2 you can go on the top of the tower. With great renovations and they try to save the original look of the castle. Some more you Can see the Trento city from inside the castle and The garden too,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

On the top part of Trento city you will find this enchanting castle with many secrets to share. Once inside you will be able to feel as part of the époque and recreate in your mind what it must have been to live within this fortress; it has been so well maintained that for a moment it seems that time... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Bounconsiglio is a beautiful work in progress. A beautiful castle, it is steeped in history but the beating it has taken throughout time shows. The frescoes are slowly being repaired, Many areas are still off limits but the permanent exhibits are amazing. Each room is a statement to different architectural periods, baroque, rococo, etc. You can see how each influence... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I have visited many castles in Europe and this is my favourite. There is so much to see. The architecture is amazing. The frescoes unbelievable and the ceilings are fabulous. It is right in town so easily accessible. There is a good restaurant and lovely gift shop. The views from the castle are out of this world. Really a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great experience, welcome office, very good temporary and permanent exhibitions, and the opportunity to take a long brunch or a short coffe experience inside the garden, even without a ticket for the castle and frescos tower.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We had a very good view of the castle.it was amazing .well worth a visit. There is plenty to see. It takes a few hours to see it all. There were some amazing paintings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

this castle is right in the city... it is neat to walk around it and the view from the top is beautiful to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Initially appears to be a rather austere castle, but it holds the large Provincial Museum. There are Egyptian, Greek, Roman and medieval items. There are also various special exhibits. Make sure to pay the few extra euros to see Torre dell'Aquila.

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