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“In a word - fantastic”

Musei Civici di Pavia Castello Visconteo
Ranked #9 of 113 things to do in Pavia
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

The place was the seat of the kings of Lombardy. THe sprawling gronds are impressive. But what immpressed as the most was the architecture. All buildings (churches, towers etc) were built of kiln fired thin red bricks. There is not uch stone to be quarried in Lombardy, hence the bricks. Also the restoration housed a great Renoir exhibtion at the time of our visit.

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Attended a reception here .. A real star attraction being renovated and well worth a visit for the exhibitions and concerts.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Near the castle there are many parking lots which are free on sundays. The castle is very well preserved. In the peaceful surrounding gardens and in the large court there is plenty of benches and you can have a picnic. Some rooms still have the original decorations with the famous coat of arms of the Duchy of Milan. The ground floor hosts a very interesting archeological museum. Particularly nice the fantastic romanesque carvings. On the second floor you can visit a large gallery with beautiful pictures ranging from the Middle Ages to the Thirties. You can admire 3 wonderful pictures of Hayez. If you still have time you can also visit the Risorgimento's museum on the fourth floor. The ticket for one exhibition is 4 € while for all is 6 €.

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Reviewed February 8, 2012

Excellent art exhbitions in the former stables of the castle.

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Reviewed January 22, 2012

The castle is really a walled garden. There are often art exhibitions, check the local press or miapavia website for details. The garden has playarea, particularly suited for children of 5 and under. One of a number of sites to visit when going to Pavia. It is on the edge of the historic town, so if you find your time is limited, you should probably skip this and go to the town centre instead and enjoy walking around the old streets.
The castle is around 5 - 10 minutes walking from the Rail and bus station and there is on-street parking available around.

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