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“should visit without a lot of expectations”
Review of Castello Aragonese

Castello Aragonese
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$31.62*
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Private Tour: Otranto City Tour with Ice Cream Tasting
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$379.38*
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Semi-Independent Tour to Otranto and Punta Palascia from Lecce
Ranked #9 of 50 things to do in Otranto
Certificate of Excellence
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Leuven
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“should visit without a lot of expectations”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Well restored castello next to the historical centre. Nothing really special. We enjoyed the temporary Andy Warholl exhibition

Visited July 2012
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Xi'an, China
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Art Gallery made of stone”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

I found this to be more of an art gallery than a rustic, historical castel. I like this type of structure and thinking about how various features were used and will return but wish there were more "stuff" about the castle and it's history from original construction.

Visited June 2012
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Pescara
Level 6 Contributor
643 reviews
317 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 824 helpful votes
“UN Castello in riva al mare - A Castle close the sea”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Questo Castello e' un esempio dell'imponenza degli spagnoli nel sud Italia. Il castello e' veramente impressionante ma ha perso tutto il suo fascino. L'ultimo restauro lo ha trasformato in qualcosa di diverso, sembra una location per dei film ma senza dar l'aria di esserlo. Tutto e' terribilmente nuovo e spoglio. Un'occasione persa per far fare ai turisti un salto nel passato.

This casle was a strategic place for the Spanish couple of century ago. It was a very impressive castle. Now it is only a castle, stones. It has been arranged but without respect the original style. It looks like a cinema reconstruction. There is nothing that help the visitor to imagine how was the life in the castle.

Visited March 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Well preserved castle”
Reviewed December 11, 2011

The castle is a striking feature of the old centre of Otranto. Inside, the displays are a bit underwhelming but worth a stroll around to enjoy the architecture and views from the top.

Visited May 2011
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