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Miramare Castle

Parco di Miramare - Viale Miramare, 34151 Trieste, Italy
040-224-143
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Ranked #4 of 81 attractions in Trieste
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
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Vicenza, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We toured the castle on a sunny Sunday afternoon and learned so much about Maximilian and the history of the area. It was fascinating to see copies of the original drawings for the castle designed in the 1860's. The setting of the castle is amazing, overlooking the Adriatic, it's a must see if you are in the area of Trieste.

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The view and the walk in the park is beautiful, during a sunny day; wide variety of plants and flowers. The "castle" is the vacation villa of Ferdinand Maximilian of Habsburg, archduke of Austria and the emperor of Mexico. The interior is very rich, adorned and well preserved, because has been built around 1850. It is not my kind of... More

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San Ramon, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a really nice castle that's a short bus ride from downtown. It's small enough to walk around comfortably in, with each room laid out as it had been in the past, rather than set up to overload you with too many portrait paintings. There also are nice grounds to walk around, although some of that is undergoing restoration.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Was just expecting 'another' castle, but the location and scenery was amazing. Decent parking is available. The castle and the grounds themselves are beautiful (gardens under renovation). History and culture abound. Visit the home of the once (briefly) Emperor Of Mexico. Check out great seafood restaurant a few km away (Trattoria Al Pescatore) afterwards (parking may be tough)

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Salford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a great day out, we cycled to the castle from Trieste along the sea front, 40 minutes, to arrive at this beautiful place! Extremely cheap to look around, full of quirky designs and meaningful history. The gardens were undergoing work which was a shame but overall a beautiful place and well worth a visit for the pure opulence!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great time to visit inJuly 2014, 100 years since the start of WWI. So much history here. Beautiful rooms and furniture. Such excess, and he only got to live here for a few years.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Apart from castle there are breautiful views of the coast and its own little harbour. Waters so clear that you can see fish swimming. Park gardens were welcome spot of shade on a warm sunny day

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Milan, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

a short walk from the Hotel Miramare and with a fascinating history of Trieste, and with beautiful grounds and gardens with a spectacular sea view.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

this is a castle/fort that wraps around the harbours, you drive through the original harbour walls and there are lots of old statues.

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Westbury, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Opulence. That's the word that comes to mind when I think of Miramare Castle. Pure, unadulterated, ridiculous, absurd opulence. Take a tour of this castle for a look at the some of the most comically ostentatious, how-is-this-not-The-Onion upper-class excess that Europe has to offer. Oh, don't get me wrong, it's fabulously entertaining, and those five stars are well deserved. But... More

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