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Castello Carlo V

Viale 25 Luglio, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 246517
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much money for a little to see

The rooms the visitor can see are very limited for the fare paid. Just a small section of the yard... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Athens, Greece
Terrible - do not visit!

When hesitating to enter, the man at the ticket counter pointed us to a map at the entrance saying... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
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Viale 25 Luglio, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 246517
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms the visitor can see are very limited for the fare paid. Just a small section of the yard and four or five empty rooms that houses some contemporary excibitions. I expected more for the fare paid. Disappointment

1  Thank EiriEki1960
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

When hesitating to enter, the man at the ticket counter pointed us to a map at the entrance saying that it showed all the parts of the castle that could be visited. We payed 10euros each to discover that this was a lie and that...More

1  Thank MrKoz
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Unfortunately half of this building was closed. What we saw had some interest - needs more money spent to restore/make more interesting. The art exhibition was interesting though and it was a relief to take shelter in the cool away form the heatwave 44+ degrees....More

Thank Angie B
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I paid 10 euros to visit what I thought may be an interesting castle and some art exhibitions. Complete waste of money. Little to look at in the castle - and being English I'm happy to look round ruins of castles! - didn't really enjoy...More

Thank Deb500Midlands
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I only saw the bad reviews after I visited. It's really a pity that they haven't done more with this castle. Entrance fee is a total rip off, no two ways about it. Most of the castle is not accessible. Only small court yard...More

Thank Georg K
Reviewed 25 July 2017

It is a beautiful building.. sparse of course .. it IS a medeaval castle after all, but it has been well restored and of course the beautiful pale sandstone makes for a lovely soft ambiance... not like our sombre English monsters. I nearly didn't go...More

Thank SylviaScaglia
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Do not be fooled by this place. We paid 10 Euros a piece and only saw some art. Do not go here. Nothing us explained and nothing to see. Very disappointed!

Thank The_Humidor
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the castle today. I use the word visited loosely as whilst it is an impressive structure to look at externally with a €7 entrance fee per person it is a complete rip off. The only part of the castle you...More

1  Thank Aislinn B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

It is an impressive stone castle from outside but you can find better things to do than pay to visit the inside which is just a bare old caste witha few exhibits without a whole lot purpose. Walk around the perimeter as it is farmore...More

1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I had planned to see the Castle, but was pleasantly surprised to find an Andy Warhol exhibition, along with other art exhibitions inside. The castle has been restored beautifully, but in and of itself isn't spectacular, but a bit plain. However, the quality of art...More

Thank SalsaPower
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