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Castello Aragonese e Museo Archeologico Castro

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Great: you find history ( The remains of the greek temple), myth ( The Troyan war) and literature .

In this very well kept little museum on a great spot, you can meet the history of the greek... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2019
Lecce, Italy
Don't expect Madame Tussauds but this Castles and Museum will get your imagination going!

It is set in a beautiful location towering above the bay on top of a giant cliff top surrounded by... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 14, 2019

In this very well kept little museum on a great spot, you can meet the history of the greek colonies in western Puglia, the myth of the Troyan war and de greatest literature ever written: Vergilius.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

It is set in a beautiful location towering above the bay on top of a giant cliff top surrounded by the ancient town of Castro which is perched around it. The view from the battlements is spectacular in every direction. The museum is small but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

...will be famous to any familiar with Purcell or Homer's Iliad. This is where myth meets history. Really. 6th - 3rd century bc, Troy, etc. Written up in 1st century Bc, but the unearthing of a Persian dressed Athena here is profound. No tilted back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DavidRJohnston
Reviewed December 25, 2017

We joined a guided tour here which included commentary, a video, then walking through the Castello, the archeological displays and the rooftop. As the last discovery (torso of the goddess Athena) was made in 2015, it was very interesting to hear the lead up to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Maybe because works on field or other reasons but most of the castle parts was closed when I visited. Halls were almost empty only paintings (modern arts exhibition) and few old pictures. I did visit many castles in the world but this one is very...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

The walls and the scale of this castle can only be experienced forwalking across the roof. The views are also fabulous.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

We spent a pleasant hour wandering around this very well preserved / restored castle before dinner. There are great views of the town and the coast line from the top, and an interesting museum within. Our visit was enhanced by the attentive and knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

They claim Aeneas visited here, and the archaeological presentation here is pretty great for a small town. A nice presentation of their recent Athena find. Worth a stop!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Management response:Responded June 8, 2017

Dear Nancy, thank you so much for your review. Have you a nice day .

Reviewed April 20, 2017

Closed to us last year for renovation the castle but now exhibits some wonderful archeological findings from the ancient city. We were the only people to show up that morning so the young lady at the ticket desk took us on a personal tour of...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Grivola
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Reading the many reviews of the castle I'm surprised that Americans and English haven't discovered one of the most beautiful sites in Puglia yet! It is off the beaten tourist track but certainly offers a sense of history along with the scenery.

Date of experience: May 2016
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