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Castel Sant'Elmo

Via Tito Angelini 20, 80129 Naples, Italy
081 22 94 401
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Ranked #31 of 197 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Lookouts, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Lookouts, Cultural
Wed - Mon 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

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Bucharest, Romania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

definitely worth a visit for the amazing view you will have. An ex prison with impressive history and view. it's very easy to reach if you take the funicular.

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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Naples' Angevin rulers started building on the Vomero hill back in the 1300s. The Certosa of San Martino and then fortifications around a residence that had been in use by the family of Charles the First of Anjou since 1275. The current castle with its six-pointed star design dates back to the 16th century and, because of its strategic position,... More 

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Naples, Italy
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The main attraction here is the 360° view, walking around the entire outer wall of the fortification. As for learning about this castle (its history and significance), or exploring any part other than the top level, no such luck. Most of the inner parts of the castle are used for administrative offices. The view from the belvedere in front of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

it´s not really the castle was was so great, it is the 180 ° view you have over Napoli, the port and the see - amazing! The museum was nice - nothing special but some of the pieces were really interesting. Think the 5,- entry is worth it.

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We only visited to make the most of our Arte Card, as I had purchased it in a Monday and most of what I wanted to see was closed on a Monday. I also chose this attraction because we could take the funicular and I thought this would be of interest to my 6 year old...and it was (free with... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

on sundays for free ! usually you have to pay a fee of 5€. it's worth to go there! you will have a fantastic 360° view over naples

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Krivoklat, République tchèque
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10 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A lot of the pleasure of Sant'Elmo is the pleasure of getting there via the ancient funicular and wandering through the neighbourhood (with its' escalators!) to the castle. Then a lift brings you up to the battlements with a spectacular view, and it's back down again, through one of the most beautiful cascade of stone steps "in ze world", into... More 

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

View is fabulous. Castel is mostly 19th century and a bit boring and quite a long walk, but I did enjoy it

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Aarschot, Belgium
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The castle itself is already nice to see (very big), but the view is just spectacular! It's more than worth the climb! Take the funicular, after that it's only a short walk to the castle.

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Naples, New York
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband and i like a view, and from this castle elmo you will get to 360 degree views as you walk around the battlements wow

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