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Castello Maniace

Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #25 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Type: Castles
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UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

It's in a nice setting and you can look from the outside but the castle is closed for renovation. There was no indication when it would reopen.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Nice location, routine architecture. Reportedly, much of the building material was removed from the Greek amphitheater. Beautiful views.

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jerusalem
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

You have a nice view from there and just one interesting big room with roman arches so that if you are in a hurry you can miss it

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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you have some extra time on Ortygia, make a stop at the castle. There's not much inside explaining the history of the castle, but there is a very informative 15-minute video that runs on repeat telling you all about the history. The video is playing in a building just to the left as you enter the actual castle, unfortunately... More

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England
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Wandering the grounds of the Castello Maniace, we were impressed by the breadth and the architecture and glad to have seen it. It would have been useful, though, to be given a brochure in English on arrival, or to have some placards with information around the site, to note the age, particular features, history, etc.

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Karlshamn, Sweden
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110 reviews 110 reviews
58 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

A quite small castello. Interesting to see how it has developed through history. Not a must, but nice to visit if you want something to do for an hour. The entrance fee was about 4 Euros.

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greenwich
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Really atmospheric and shimmering in the heat with lizards running about underfoot and beautiful views of the Ionian sea. A real find. Loved it.

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hk
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

architecture is pretty inside, and nice scenery at the tip of the island, the seagull flying around the lighthouse gave us special memory.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We went on the off chance that it was open on a Monday, which technically it wasn't, however the gates were broken so people just strolled in. No-one came to shoo us all out, and none of the visitors vandallised the place. So we went for free and were drawn into the huge spaces and sense of history. Great.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Despite being armed with guide books for Siracusa area; I couldn't find too much info and there was very little signage available inside - unless you bought the book presumably?- seems to have been converted at some point into a convent/monastery? Fabulous cloister like columns inside one building and one large canvass - John the Baptist? I think but again... More

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