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Address: Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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This castle is really nice one but due to the renovation works that are going on, there is not so much to see that one would expect from a castle. The first part of the castle... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Bergen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is always lovely to stroll around at this old fortress. From the "windows"/gun positions (see photo), you can get some spectacular shots.

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Tampere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This castle is really nice one but due to the renovation works that are going on, there is not so much to see that one would expect from a castle. The first part of the castle where you can walk on the castle walls is really nice as you can see both the sea and the castle yard. The outmost... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most important parts of the castle - the medieval parts - are closed, but it's worth a visit to wander along the sea walls and the much more modern gun batteries.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

At the tip of Ortigia, this castle offers great views of the sea and the town. There is also a pretty good art exhibit. Worth a visit.

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Vire-Normandie, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Well worth a visit. Views across the sea are nice. A few euros each to visit, wouldn't do it on a hot day though. Small museum. Slide show in Italian. Allow a few hours to explore and take photos.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Amazing old, partially restored fortress. Parts are from the 12th century up too the 20th. Not much fun nterpretation so take a guide book. Well worth it for the views alone

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

For 2 Eoro each, my husband and I enjoyed exploring the fortress and castle grounds, along with a small museum. The castle is under renovation and was not open but we had plenty of other areas to see in the complex.

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Thank collinsaim
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The Castello can get ferociously hot if visited in the heat of the day, but go underground into the cellars and armoury to search out some refreshing cool. This is a wonderful hour's explore with history book in hand - there is a guide book at the entrance kiosk which is worth purchasing to get an understanding of the Castello's... More 

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Kaiserslautern
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We planned on visiting as much of Siracusa as possible while traveling the southeast section of Sicily and especially didn't want to miss the Castello Maniace. A beautifully architectured structure sited prominently on the southernmost point of the island of Ortigia. We were not disappointed as we came upon the castle, but were soon saddened by the fact that the... More 

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siracusa
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

the castle is a good point to make pictures of the island. if you go on a sunny day you will enjoy it

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