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Castello Aragonese Murat

Discesa Castello Piazza della Repubblica, 89812 Pizzo, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Pizzo
Type: Castles, Cultural
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Save this until it's the last thing you see. While it does give a history of the Murat fortress, it's rather more interesting from the outside than inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I've been to a lot of museums and castles before so I didn't think it would be worth visiting at first. Once I walked through it though it was worth it. The story about Murat was interesting and it really costs nothing to get in. Make sure you go down to the basement where the prison is, it's kind of... More

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Vancouver BC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We visited Castello Aragonese Murat on our second visit to Pizzo. We are so glad that we did. The cost was minimal Euro 1.50 and there was a lot to see. One thing I would mention is that all the information is in Italian, this is unfortunate because there were a lot of British and German visitors touring at the... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Even though there was no guide, we really enjoyed the visit to the castle. It is well kept, very clean, a lot of things to see inside including mannequins with costumes of the era, armory, etc. The view from the castle is breathtaking! Unfortunately, I can't remember the exact amount we paid to get in but it was only a... More

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We timed it right and were eating at the nearby restaurant when they re-enacted the shooting execution of Murat. We knew the story of this unfortunate Napoleon relative whose attempt to raise a crowd to free him ... backfired. We were just telling the tale to our nipote Karl and his wife Jayme when re-enactors marched him out and shot... More

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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

On a recent trip to Pizzo we paid a visit to castle Murat. We were surprised that even though this was August there was no guide present. This attraction would be greatly enhanced if there were guided tours available.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Somewhat touristy with the dressed up mannikins but an interesting story to it's history. Anne, from dolcevitapizzo.com.uk gave a fascinating guided tour.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Incredible story in the small town of Pizzo. Lovely views of the sea and the town from the castle. Anna from dolcevitapizzo will guide you throughout the tour with all the history of the castle.

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25 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The wax figures made the castle come alive and the historical setting at the time of King Murat was very interesting. Views from the castle were also great. This is a very good place to take children! They will love it!

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18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Situated high above the coast at Pizzo this castle gives a fascinating account of the last days of Murat, Napoleon Bonaparte's brother-in-law. Life size figures in the cells show the captivity of Murat and his soldiers. Explanations are only in Italian. Armoury, costumes and letters add to a very interesting and well laid out collection. The view from the battlements... More

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