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Museo Civico Castello Ursino

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Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
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Address: Piazza Federico di Svevia 3, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Well worth visiting. For only 3 euros not only do you get to see a collection of historical paintings and artifacts, but you can also access a viewing point from which you can... read more

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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth visiting. For only 3 euros not only do you get to see a collection of historical paintings and artifacts, but you can also access a viewing point from which you can see Etna.

Thank TomLondonUK
Zhytomyr, Ukraine
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62 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fortress was built by the sea, like a castle near the bay. But in the 17th century after the eruption of Mount Etna, the castle has appeared on land and sea receded. Around now are residential neighborhoods. But the castle surrounded by a moat, which clearly shows the level of lava that surrounded the fort. Beautiful and very romantic.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was an interesting building there was not as much to see inside as I thought from previous reviews, there is a huge amount of rather average religious painting and a few nice mosaics, it otherwise the architecture is the only redeeming feature

Thank Aprilianinor
Halifax, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my visit to the castello, the entrance fee is 6 euros and there are several exhibits housed within the old castle walls. When I was there they had an Andy Warhol exhibition at no extra cost.

Thank Kay987654321
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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153 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

At the time we visited there was a temporary Warhol exhibition on the 2nd floor, which was an interesting contrast to the historical art and sculpture exhibits on the lower floors.

Thank Catherine P
Qormi, Malta
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75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Fairy tale castle with towers. Inside it is a museum and art gallery with plenty to see, and most of the building is accessible.

Thank BBA2012
Island of Malta, Malta
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I happened to stumble across this lovely castle and I could not miss visiting it . The building itself is impressive and I nice collection of art in the premises on different floors , the Castle is unique . The only thing is that no guide was present to lead the way , but I must admit I did not... More 

Thank Jimmy F
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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340 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I had the chance to visit this museum/castle a few days ago while staying in Catania. Very well preserved building with nice and interesting paintings and other art pieces.

Thank Carlos_Gonzalez2013
Budapest, Hungary
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329 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is an imposing edifice (for Catania) located in an attractive little square. BTW, in the square, directly opposite the castle entrance on opposite side of the square is an excellent restaurant (Antonio's). And Camelot, to the right serves great pizza and other dishes. Back to the castle- it isn't cheap to visit but it's not a rip-off because you... More 

Thank Stan W
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Absolutely stunning castle in immaculate condition. We went and purchased tickets to look inside thinking we would be seeing the inners of an architectural masterpiece and how the castle was setup, used and its history. Instead its an art gallery. We paid a reduced enterance rate as it was the first Sunday of the month and it was still a... More 

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