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Address: Viale 25 Luglio, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Worth a visit but no a lot to see

Visiting a historic city means you have to go to the castle. However, only a small part was open to the public when we went and most of that was taken up with the interesting... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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sydney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We wished we hadn't spent 11 euros to 'see' this castle. It was potentially very interesting old castle but there were very few open rooms, all with either modern art or an admittedly interesting exhibition on paper mâché statues. But it was essentially boring and nothing really to see and expensive for what they offered. Why not even tell us... More 

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Norwich, UK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We paid 5.5€ to visit an empty building with some very poor art installation. I understand that it's being restored but it should still be possible to allow visitors a view from part of the battlements. It made us realise how lucky we are to have a customer friendly switched on organisation like the national trust in England.

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Visiting a historic city means you have to go to the castle. However, only a small part was open to the public when we went and most of that was taken up with the interesting papier mache museum. I found it strange in Lecce that attractions like this were not advertised, no sign outside giving opening times or admission costs.... More 

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West Hallam
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The rain was constant when we visited Lecce in March, so anything indoors had to be worth considering. The castle, which is close to the centre of town, was certainly worth a visit, though several parts of it were being renovated at the time. Several rooms were open to the public, and the papier mache exhibits were not at all... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Paid 5euros each to see a renewable castle in a modern way with unrelated paints and art,you only go to a one side of the castel no chance to go on the walls or roof. Which really was disappointing.. no signs and no one inside to guide you we were looking to the historcal part and the story behind this... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This castle, recently restored, may be interesting. However, the total lack of indications, signs, information about its history, combined with the incompetence of the staff at the ticket office, made this a very disappointing experience. When we visited, after sundown, half of the rooms were in complete darkness, possibly empty, certainly dangerous - and no staff. Complaining at the ticket... More 

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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Paid 7euros to see castle with little to see,no chance to go on the walls or roof. What really was disgusting was a display of "art" which was worse than Damien Hirst. Avoid unless you are desperate.

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Sydney, Australia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
54 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

When we went to see the Castle there were a number of exhibitions in the castle including a Passolini one. They were fantastic. The general castle material is really interesting but only if you have an interest in the world around you. I knew nothing about the papier mache industry of the area before visiting and it was actually fascinating!... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

To say we were disappointed would be an understatement, this was recommended as part of a planned day trip to Lecce. To say this was a castle attraction is completely false as you can see so very little of the structure. There are some exhibitions of religious art and paper mâché sculptures, which were interesting, but not what we were... More 

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Zurich
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The castle is fascinating only if one understands it's history. We took the guides tour to see the underground part which would only look like an empty tunnel and corridors if it want for the enthusiastic and passionate castle tour guide Fabio who's passionate about this castle and managed to bring the castle alive and convey it's history and story... More 

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