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“A few hours in a good museum.”

Museo Civico Castello Ursino
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Bethlehem PA
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“A few hours in a good museum.”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

This is a good museum that typifies Catania and its history. Set in an ancient castle that has survived volcanic lava flows and earthquakes, the architecture is as fascinating as the collection. And it is reasonably priced - only a few EU.

Visited December 2011
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Dundee, Scotland
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“Castello at Catania”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

A wonderful building and interesting exhibits. Don't be put off by the area it's in - well worth a look.

Visited December 2011
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Warsaw
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“Clothing & paintings”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

If you want to see real vintage shoes and clothes go to the Museo Civico. There is a collection of utterly gloomy paintings there too. Unfortunately, almost all item descriptions are in Italian.

Visited December 2011
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“A real castle”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

This castle sits solidly in the middle of Catania. It is so like the picture-book representation of a medieval castle - square, with round towers at each corner, and a moat - that you almost thought it had been built specially for a film. But it is very real, and it was possible to walk through quite a lot of it. I admit to paying very little attention to the Museo contents (religious garments and artifacts, a selection of quality art and artifacts) but the interior design and layout were of gret interest and well presented with helpful notcieboards at various points around the castle. There was even a lift to access other floors. Well worth the visit.

Visited October 2011
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El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
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“Definitely worth 6E fee. Free to over 65 and under 18!”
Reviewed October 24, 2011

Great museum. Uncrowded. Castle built in 1239 originally. Lots of clothing/shoes/mosaics. Interesting courtyard where they used to keep prisoners in the 1700s who gouged grafitti on the walls.

Visited October 2011
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