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Castel Sant'Elmo

Via Tito Angelini 20, 80129 Naples, Italy
081 22 94 401
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Ranked #26 of 222 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Lookouts
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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Pitesti, Romania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

For access you can take the Montesanto funicular and than walk 200-300 m. The view from the castle is fabulous. You can see the entire city including the port and Vesuvius. If you can be there at sunset the view is more beautiful!

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Melbourne, Australia
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111 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There's a lot of interesting history attached to this place but I'll give you an even better reason to visit... The views across Naples - and particularly the harbour - are truly spectacular. It's not an easy place to get to, particularly on foot, but if you can get to the bottom of the funicular you're almost there and it's... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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41 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great Castle, built in the 1340's and converted to the six pointed star in the 16th century by the Spanish Viceroys. Art exhibits are shown inside the castle along with concerts in the summer time. The main reason I go to the castle after my first visit is for making photographs. I have been up to the castle over six... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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32 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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