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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 224 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Lookouts
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Madrid
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This castle has the best views of Naples and its bay, but it has no interest on its own. Not because it lacks history, but because there is no information whatsoever provided. The visit consists in walking through empty corridors and getting to the top, but it is impossible to learn anything about it and it the access to the... More

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's high ...no too high to climb by foots but you can use the funicular from Umberto Gallery (just 2 station) and than short walk to the castel. The entrance fee is 5euro and you could stay there as long as you want. i was in the middle of the day and it was a few tourist there and it's... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We visited Naples on a cruise ship and decided to get off and wonder. We found a venicular railway up the mountain and decided to take it. At the top we found this attraction and the views of Naples were spectacular. If if Naples well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a must to see, panoramic views of Naples and the port. I stayed in the town centre of Naples and it was only a two minute from my accommodation. I had lunch inside the castle and it was the best feeling I had. This is a must when you visit Naples

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Took the funicular to the top terminal station but had to walk another 10 mins or so to castel sant elmo. Better directions and more street signage would have been better. Entrance fee was 11 euro for adults , but views of naples and the coast are spectacular on a sunny day. You could probably get similar views for free... More

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