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Castel Sant'Elmo

Address: Via Tito Angelini 20, 80129 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: 081 22 94 401
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Ranked #32 of 197 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Wed - Mon 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Going here is one of the to do list when you are in Naples! Aside from the breath taking view, (view from the top) overlooking the vast sea and the city makes the visit so worthwhile. And when you are here you can't dare to miss the museum inside the palazzo (building).

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Belgrade, Serbia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
87 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Every medieval European city has one castle. Well, Naples has three and Sant' Elmo is the boss: it has a major location on a hilltop and is largest in total area. First structure was built in 13th century, as a fortified residence, but later was expanded into real castle. Whole complex is amazingly following the site topography, and surrounding terraces... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Delightful walk around the castel, fantastic views and loved the art display that was on show. Did not take long to walk around.

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Bucharest, Romania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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61 helpful votes 61 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
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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
71 helpful votes 71 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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