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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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Aarschot, Belgium
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Pitesti, Romania
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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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113 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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
59 helpful votes 59 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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