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Castello Aragonese Otranto

Piazza Castello, 73028, Otranto, Italy
+39 0836 210094
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The Majestic castle of Otranto is the symbol of the town; it was built at the end of the XV century and it has been renovated over the centuries. Today, after an impressive renovation, the castle houses cultural events; exhibitions and an archeological museum.
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Piazza Castello, 73028, Otranto, Italy
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The Castello Aragonese in Otranto is not the most spectacular castle in the Mediterranean, but it makes a pleasant visit, especially on a fine day for the splendid views from the battlements. There is not much remaining in the castle itself, but some of the...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

The views from the castle are spectacular and we found the guided tour in the underground worthwhile. The audioguide however wasn't top. The sightseeing above ground and exhibition rooms could be a lot better, it's a pity because the location has a lot of potential.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This castle is amazing... from the outside. Built in the late 15th century, the coat of arms of Charles V is visible outside the front door. Believe me, that's the best thing about this castle. There is one remaining fresco we could find. 10 euros...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We spent a week with friends in the Salento region of Puglia staying in an apartment near the old town. The castle is huge and dominates the intertwining alleys and the port. It is part of the 15th century fortifications that gives Otranto its defensive...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This looked like it would be very interesting and informative. In reality, it is just an empty fortress whose rooms have been turned into a conference area and various rooms of obnoxious modern photos, many of which are rather pornographic. Why? Who knows. The people...More

1  Thank Mar51
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The dungeon tour is only a series of small vantage points for guns and cannons. There is NO information regarding prisoners or incarceration. Worse, the Guide speaking Italian speaks at each point for 4 -5 minutes while the English audio guide provides merely one sentence...More

Thank PointerDetroit
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I wish we saw the reviews before paying the entrance fee. As the others described it: reconstructed structure and nothing to see inside. No map no history, no guide. As others said, better keep your money and have a gelatto instead

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Located on the Adriatic Coast of Puglia, in the Salento region. This region produces 60% of all the olives in Italy

Thank NanaM4three
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

A good castle to visit with great views of Otranto. The underground tour is very good and they have a guide in English.

Thank Canishound
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

If you are in Otranto and find yourself tempted to go into Castello Argonese, please resist the urge. The castle is not worth the entrance fee. It has been rebuilt with no attempt to keep the architecture 'in period', using big modern concrete blocks and...More

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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
it varies, open longer hours during tourist season. check the website out for specifics. i think it is currently off season and closed for repairs and maintenance.
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