Castello Principesco

Castello Principesco, Merano: Hours, Address, Castello Principesco Reviews: 4/5

Castello Principesco
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10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy1,753 contributions
The Prince's Castle is right in the heart of Merano, and it was used by the Tyrolean Princes during their stays in the city. In 1875 it was at risk of being demolished, but it was saved thanks to tradition-conscious inhabitants of Merano. Today it is used for weddings (lower hall), and displays insights into the medieval life habits, thanks to the collections on display of furnitures, kitchen utensils, portraits, musical instruments and weapons.

A small jewel, well worth a visit.
Written October 21, 2020
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Seffle K
Molndal, Sweden64 contributions
Family
A real little gem this tiny castle with lots of late medieval artifacts. Just a stone throw from the pedestrian area. Google places it all wrong.
Don’t miss the music instruments in the virgin chamber !
If you have a MuseoCard for Südtirol it’s included.
Written June 29, 2018
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Gabriele Gadioli
Nonantola, Italy1,264 contributions
Family
It's really small, when you think about a castle you imagine a big building, but this isn't. Located in the downtown, you can visit it in half an hour, and if you don't have the Meran Free Card, you have to pay only 2 Euro. Reccomented.
Written January 7, 2015
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Paul M
Los Osos, CA26 contributions
Couples
Castdllo Principesco, being small and cute, fits perfectly in the town of Merano. It was refurbished in the 19th century, furnished with period furniture and paintings, to give a good idea of what life here must have been like in the 1500s. The frescos on the walls are clearly visible, as are the patterns on the floor tiles (although the heavily worn spots attest to the age and heavy use it has seen).

This is not one of Europe's major chateau, with hundreds of rooms, impressive long galleries, and huge chandeliers. It's much more comprehensible! We spend a fine hour or so inside, and really felt like we learned all there was to know. The fellow selling tic,ets was most helpful. Although he could not leave his booth at the entrance, he gave us a printed English-language description of the rooms, and answered all the many questions we had as we left.

We qualified for the over-60 discount, but even at the full price of €2 I would have found the time and money well spent.
Written May 25, 2014
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Alexina Fullerton
Innsbruck, Austria55 contributions
Couples
We visited this castle a couple of weeks ago on a short trip to Meran. It is near the centre of town, but is not that well publicised and although we have been to Meran several times before we had not noticed it previously.

It was a fascinating visit because you feel that you are stepping right back into history. The way the castle is laid out you feel as if you were living there. The interpretation is good and there are English translations for those who need them. The castle was saved from demolition by the protests of local people so you can now see how the ruling classes lives hundreds of years ago. It is small and quite intimate, only being used when the ruler visited Meran. Wonderful wall paintings with floral motifs and hunting scenes, panelled rooms and window seats, an atmospheric chapel. If you are fascinated by history, you'lll love the Castelio Principesco.
Written September 3, 2013
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Isabella
Merone, Italy6 contributions
Solo
It's a little castle in the middle of Merano, it's very simple and well kept. It isn't as special as many other attractions in the city, but it explains a piece of Merano's history. It's very quiet and interesting
Written August 6, 2021
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SanFran111
San Francisco, CA123 contributions
Family
if you are a fan of middle centuries history this place is for you. The place is refurbished but looks very real. That's how nobility used to live in 15 century. A lot of details... Wooden panels on the walls, wooden floors, furniture, the stove...
You will not be disappointed.
Written July 20, 2018
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OccasionalHope
Reading, UK98 contributions
Solo
Small but really delightful little castle in the centre of Merano's old town. There is even a British connection, as it was a home for the Scots princess Eleanor who married a 15th century Archduke of Tyrol.
Written June 24, 2018
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dierik
Lochristi, Belgium250 contributions
Couples
hidden behind the Merano town hall, very close to the busy Lauben is this small castle that is in fact a big house, the residence of the Principe when in town. It gives a splendid view on the way people (high society !) lived in those days.
Not easy to access and with a lot of stairs and narrow passages, but definitely worth jumping in for a quick visit
Written June 11, 2017
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kagatlin
Statesville, NC644 contributions
Couples
Built in the 14th century and renovated in the 1870's, the building now houses exhibits from medieval life. There are many wooden sculptures, old musical instruments and reproduction furniture inside. It is worth a short visit.
Written October 11, 2016
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