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Castel Sant'Elmo

Via Tito Angelini 20, 80129 Naples, Italy
081 22 94 401
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Ranked #28 of 222 attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Lookouts
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Helsinki, Finland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is sad I know but the reason we wanted to see the castle was that we wanted to stand in the same spot as Cesare Borgia in the tv series :) How cheesy I know. But anyhow, we took the funicular of from Via Toledo which was pretty cool in itself and then it is about a 10 minute... More

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San Carlos, CA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Though there is not a lot to see inside the Castle, the view from the ramparts is absolutely spectacular and not to be missed. There is an elevator to take you to the top of the castle. After taking in the views from different parts of the castle, you can walk down inside and walk across the bridge over the... More

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Paris, France
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128 reviews 128 reviews
31 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This castle really provides an excellent panoramic view point, one of the best I have ever experienced (I always try to climb towers in different cities). You can see the whole Naples with its main landmarks and the bay, Vesuvio, the port and the islands (Capri and Ischia). It's really impressive. Seems like there's nothing to do except enjoying the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Now there are many places in Naples you can go to in order to see a view of the city. But none so much as Castel Sant'Elmo. The views are uncompromising. Not one building obstructs the panoramas that this castle supplies. Granted the only thing you pay for is the view. But on a sunny day when the sky is... More

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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251 reviews 251 reviews
99 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It was not worth 6 euro to see the view that is almost the same from many other places.There is some gallery also but nothing special.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There's not much to see of the building itself, as the entrance to the actual castle is forbidden. The real attraction is the view from the top of the castle, and it costs 5euros to go in, worth it! 360 view of the beautiful city of Naples, truly breathtaking. You can see every bit of Naples from here: Posillipo, Mergellina,... More

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Braga, Portugal
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14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The building has not much to be seen. However the entrance is free and you can enjoy a nice view to the bay and Capri island, and also a good view to the city. You will find many couples having photos there (it seems newlyweds go there for good luck). Since I was staying nearby it was really worth the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was a highlight of our trip to Naples. The view of the city really let's you see how it's laid out in relation to the water and the mountain!

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Bacoli, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

General admission to 5 euros but being a teacher, I was able to get it for 2.50. Children are free. At that rate...it was well worth it. There isn't a whole lot to see as far as the castle itself goes but you are able walk around the perimeter of almost the entire thing and see the most incredible views... More

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Nettlebed, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It's a bit of a hike to get to from the town centre, but the view from the battlements is stunning. Nothing much else to do but walk around and take in the scenery, but at only 5 euros it's worth it.

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