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Castello Ursino & Museo Civico

Address: Piazza Federico di Svevia, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
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Ranked #405 of 1,763 things to do in Catania
Type: Castles, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Moat area was full of trash. Once inside, the art was nice, but needed more castle and less art. Some on the walls look like a castle, but some have walls built in front of the castle walls. Little pricey... probably wouldn't do it again.

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Again they outdid themselves a well preserved old castle with all the beauty of a museum it is an easy walk and will take you approx 2+ hours to go and see everything

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West Sacramento California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

it is a short walk. A small park in front when you can rest if you have had a full day on a walking tour. The empty moat was scattered with garbage. The exhibits were sparse and for the most part uninteresting. With that all said, if you have extra time available to visit, I would not totally discourage you,... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very close to town center quiet an impressive as you approach it,after paying 8 euro was disappointed that inside it contained mostly relics from roman empire.these would have been better placed in museum near theatre.But nicely preserved castle.

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Ne England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited this castle during the day, nice but didn't really earn the 8 euro entrance. There were musical performances in the central courtyard most evenings while we were in Catania. We saw two beautiful girls playing harps, heavenly and free!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Castelllo Ursino is quite impressive, you are walking around a corner and than its just there. The Museum inside it, is a nice display of art, with a mixture of modern art, paintings from local Artists, and artifacts from the Roman Empire. The fee however has risen in the last years to a full 8€ Ticket, which is in my... More 

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33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

It really is an impressive building that has undergone so many transformations and rulers and withstood the lava flows that extended the land around the castle (it used to stand exactly on the coast). It is well kept and had a nice collection of roman statues, mosaics and, on the second floor, paintings. In the end it is the building... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Got to the castle 1/2 hr before it was closing as on a Sunday. Was 6 euro to get in. Good exhibition of paintings on the second floor and roman sculptures etc on the ground.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I visited here at the start of July and tickets were only 3 Euro each - how cheap! We spent well over an hour... possibly two hours walking around the Castle grounds and the museum. It is incredible to think this castle still stands considering the eruption that devastated the area. Inside the museum they still had... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We visited the Castle, surrounded by a lava flow. It was built on the sea, but today the sea is far wawy from it. Terrific!!!

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