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Castel Nuovo (Maschio Angioino)

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Address: Piazza Municipio, 80133, Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 551 0353
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Headquarters of the Neapolitan Society of National History.

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Great for a quick visit

We visited here one late afternoon, and enjoyed the amazing architecture. We debated about going in, but decided just to marvel from outside. It is huge, very grand, and great to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You have some choices when it comes to visiting a castle in Naples; I had originally considered seeing Castel del l'Ovo when planning the trip – but our morning walk along the harbor turned out to be longer than I expected. When I saw Castel Nuovo suddenly appear about a half mile away and realized that Castel del l'Ovo was... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I walked through the entrance gate into this gigantic castle's courtyard, where you must buy a ticket to the museum if you want to tour the inside of the castle. While tickets are only 6 euros, I wasn't interested in seeing another museum. You aren't able to tour the castle unless you buy museum admission. We read the... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maschio Angioino (its second name) has fascinating history - it was built in XIIIth century and had survived many owners.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here one late afternoon, and enjoyed the amazing architecture. We debated about going in, but decided just to marvel from outside. It is huge, very grand, and great to picture.

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Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were wondering whether to pay to go into the Civil Museum given that other reviews said it was 'boring', but were persuaded to take the guided tour (in English) with our excellent guide Sergio. You get access to parts of the castle that regular visitors don't see, including the renovations underground that are still in progress and the cats'... More 

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texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive. This is what you think of when you hear the word castle. Who would have guessed it's an art museum? Could be a nice place for a panini shop on the parapets. The crown jewels were interesting and the old Roman baths.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We liked this castle much mostly because of the brilliant architecture and because of the viewpoint it offers. There are also several artefacts on display, nothing to catch our attention though. It overlooks the port and the Centro Storico. Visited September 2015

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

As previous reviewers have stated the Castle looks impressive and interesting from outside, but inside it is sadly lacking. There is not much to hold your interest, apart from walking over the glass floor to see the ruins underneath. The only interesting part was the door which had been hit by a cannonball. I paid 6 euros entrance fee but... More 

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Norristown, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The castle Nuovo is a guardian of Naples harbour. It is quite a fortress and is huge but there is not much inside. In fact, it is now a university. Take outside pictures and then leave.

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Edinburgh UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Visited here expecting to see a host of military exhibits. Very disappointed that the only military exhibits were a collection of cannonballs and a door which a cannonball struck.Another example of a missed opportunity. Irony of our visit was it coincided with a Tourism conference. Great views across the bay from one part of the battlement we were allowed access... More 

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