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Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali

Via Cardinale Bernardo Clesio 5, 38122, Trento, Italy
+39 0461 233770
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Well kept castle - but pricey to enter!

Really well kept castle to see but at 10 Euro entry it better be! I have a feeling what you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
Wonderful architecture, history, and museum

Enjoyed a lovely visit of Castle and museum with friends. Small entrance fee was reasonable for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Buonconsiglio Castle is the largest and most important monumental complex of the Trentino Alto Adige region. It was the residence of the prince-bishops of Trento from the 13th century to the end of the 18th century, and is composed of a series of buildings of different eras, enclosed by walls and positioned slightly higher than the city. Castelvecchio is the oldest nucleus, dominated by an imposing cylindrical tower; the Magno Palazzo is the 16th century expansion in the Italian Renaissance-style as commissioned by the Prince-Bishop and Cardinal Bernardo Cles (1485-1539); the Baroque-style Giunta Albertiana dates from the end of the 17th century. At the extreme south of the complex is the Torre Aquila, within which is conserved the famous Cycle of the Months, one of the most fascinating secular pictorial cycles of the late Middle Ages.
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Via Cardinale Bernardo Clesio 5, 38122, Trento, Italy
+39 0461 233770
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really well kept castle to see but at 10 Euro entry it better be! I have a feeling what you are paying for is the "museum" which holds some old Egyptian art donated to the place as well as some Italian art. Personally I preferred...More

Thank TravelinShane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a lovely visit of Castle and museum with friends. Small entrance fee was reasonable for the museum and guided tour of highlights. Also just roamed around in side and on parapets. A must see in Trento.

Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is absolutely breathtaking castle. Take a few hours just to wonder around and admire this fantastic building. The only minus is that there are not many signs in English - but on the other hand - the castle speaks for itself.

Thank RobertThSWE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go for the guided tour (with head sets in various languages) into the tower to see the medieval fresco's. Interesting place.

Thank eelco2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most visually imposing structures I have ever seen. This castle used to be the place of residence of government officials, it has an incredibly rich history and an amazing group of dedicated tour guides willing and able to answer your every question....More

Thank MaGoSa1706
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A beautiful castle, with the classic ramparts, towers etc, plus wonderful views of the city/mountains, exceptional royal chambers with affrescoes, an art gallery and 2 museums (I did not have enought time for the tower which costs 2 euro extra).. in fact if anything it...More

Thank Finian K
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We were in Trento just for an afternoon and visited the Castello. It has an interesting history and the exhibits are well laid out. Unfortunately for us the Eagle's Tower was not available for a tour, but we enjoyed the rest of the museum. Total...More

Thank SFTravelMavens
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The site is extremely well preserved and maintained; it has exhibits from 2000 BC up to the 18th century! It is a huge place to cover in one day however is worth the time! Not to be missed if visiting Trento!

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We did the guided tour offered by the tourist info office. It was great! Our guide was very knowlegeable and answered any question We had and more. The castle is really worth it. the tour starts from the tourist Office in Piazza Dante art 10...More

2  Thank Viridiana2012
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a beautiful castle about a 10-minute walk from the centre. Large complex, with different sections added over the years. It's free to walk around the gardens & walls, but there is a charge for entering the main part of the castle (and extra...More

Thank FTMDave
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You can take pictures, but it's really better to focus on the art when you're there, as your time is really limited to the audiotour. They hustle you out afterward. You can buy a set of postcards with professional photos... More