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Castello San Giorgio

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Address: Piazza Sordello 40, 46100, Mantua, Italy
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Check out the ornate ceilings

Castello San Giorgio is part of the Ducal Palace. It dates back to the 14th Century and belonged to the Gonzaga family. There are rooms with old frescoes on the walls and rooms... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Castello San Giorgio is part of the Ducal Palace. It dates back to the 14th Century and belonged to the Gonzaga family. There are rooms with old frescoes on the walls and rooms with ornate ceilings, including a room with the signs of the zodiac on the ceiling. There is an entrance fee and you need to leave large bags,... More 

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Thank PandyPandora
Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Castello San Giorgio is part of the Ducal Palace located in the city of Mantova, It is a reddish castle and dates back to the Middle Ages, from the time of the Gonzaga family. Amazing!

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Thank SabrjnaF
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7 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place was surprisingly huge and you have to use bicycles to traverse if you want to see a lot or you can put your trainers on and explore. Stone walkways and lots of preserved sites along with a more modern touch for some of the retailers.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

It is a typical medieval castle. A short walk from the city centre, but you need more time then I got it to explore it..

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

This is THE must-do in Mantua - a world heritage site. The Castle along with the palace next door make up a fabulous complex of buildings with fantastic interiors and treasures. Thoroughly worth the visit, a short walk from the centre, make sure you allow plenty of time for the self-guided tour.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Explore the evolving architecture styles in Mantua in this place and get an appreciation of how buildings changed to meet needs of the time.

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Thank Dean1950
Limoges, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

You can only admire this wonderful catle from outside, because to visit it you must enter the "Palazzo Ducale", in "Piazza Sordello" : the two buildings (and others, also) are connected from inside. Works are in progress, inside and outside, due to the heartquake that hit Mantova in 2012.

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Tortona, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,270 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014

The famous Saint George castle, this beautiful attraction is located a short distance from the historic city center, opposite the long lake and within walking distance from anywhere in the city without any problem. A beautiful example of medieval fortress perfectly intact and well preserved over the centuries, powerful walls around it and a small pond, in the classic buildings... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

A beautiful restored castle and wonderful museum. You could spend the day, but 3 hours suffices. You can feel the power and wealth of the ruling families.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014

only one/two rooms to visit so its really an in and out thing taking up to about five minutes as you are there you might as well take the time

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