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Address: Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Lovely views over the sea

The admission fee is only 2 euros but in exchange you will find a quite deserted place with great views of the sea. Not many visitors and almost nothing on display. But you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
adriana199
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Province of Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Swabian/Spnish castle worths really a walk through Ortigia. Beautiful in itsself andfor its set it is at the end of one of the most beautiful part of the island. D not miss it

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The admission fee is only 2 euros but in exchange you will find a quite deserted place with great views of the sea. Not many visitors and almost nothing on display. But you can spend a lovely time admiring the architecture and the sea. It's really worth your time

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Thank adriana199
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Not many other visitors when we were there. We would have benefited from a little more information, but worth visiting.

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Thank Teresa A
Ashbourne, Ireland
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10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Great to walk around a site so full of history. The €2 entrance fee was fantastic value for money. Although the video outlining the history of the site was not in english, the clever production ensured we could understand and appreciate it. It was a bonus to find a small Cafe on site.

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Dublin, Ireland
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Lovely castle, it is lovely to walk round and see the way the walls and get great views from the ramparts. Nice little garden and coffee shop

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San Francisco, California
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625 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The views of the Mare Ionio and of Siracusa are the real reason to visit here. The fortifications are interesting, but bereft of much besides the stone. A nice destination, though, when walking around Ortigia.

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holt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Not far from where we were staying so we decided to go and look around. Some parts are under construcion but it was still worth a visit nice views from the top. We spent a hour wondering about.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Although the castle is undergoing restoration it is still worth a visit. You can see models of the rams that were gifted to the castle and information on how they were placed and lots of information about the castle's development. The gun casements are also accessible and you can get a feel for how they protected the harbour entrances. It... More 

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

While impressive, the castle is still under restoration so the interior is not accessible, although you can go in the vaults below. Walk around the walls gives good views. Small display of artifacts interesting but video only in Italian

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

It's a fairly typical castle; lots of interesting nooks and crannies, and when we visited in May there were a couple of exhibitions well worth visiting. And for 2 Euro, what can you expect.

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Thank KentishBoy

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