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Castello Ursino & Museo Civico

Piazza Federico di Svevia, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
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Ranked #19 of 71 Attractions in Catania
Type: Castles, Museums
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Type: Castles, Museums

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Huntsville, Alabama
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

While docked in Catania and without a plan, we stumbled upon this castle and opted to go inside. The fee was reasonable and half price for my over-65-yrs-old parents. The castle is quite well preserved and you can learn a lot of history about the area to include the devastating eruption of Mt. Etna that extended the land (the castle... More 

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