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Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali

Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Monumental castle near the centre of Trento

This castle has many interesting exhibits but if you have specific interests you might want to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alan R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Castello del Buonconsiglio!

Very large castle to explore. Interesting architectural changes as time progressed. Lovely views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca T
Pasadena, California
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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...more
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Via Cardinale Bernardo Clesio 5, 38122, Trento, Italy
+39 0461 233770
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This castle has many interesting exhibits but if you have specific interests you might want to check whether they are affected by a refurbishment programme which leaves various parts of the exhibition unavailable. There is a hall of mirrors, a room featuring aesop's fables and...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large castle to explore. Interesting architectural changes as time progressed. Lovely views of Trento from various areas in the castle. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed May 28, 2018

The castle is quite a sight to behold. Beautifully constructed and decorated with stonework, take a little time to walk through Trento to visit the Castle. There are some interesting pieces of architecture, and the crypt across the road to look at. I liked the...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Worth a visit if you've some time, but many of the rooms were closed for refurbishment. The cafe is worth checking out. Really good value.

Thank MuffinManMatty
Reviewed January 24, 2018

In the castle we enjoyed ancient frescas, carved ceilings, Egyptian collections and other interesting things. We were also pleased to see kids toilets and changing pads in the castle WC.

Thank JuliaKochyna
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Really very nice castle, easily accessible on foot from the city center. Very well kept inside, do not miss the gardens accessible to all without a ticket. Also visit the prisons, where among others Cesare Battisti was also imprisoned before being executed. Do not miss...More

1  Thank Travelcooking
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Hard to say how amazing it would be to peak in all the closed doors as well....the amazing Local Expert in Rome, Francesca Caruso(Rick Steves personal Guide in Rome) has a phrase, “Sometimes the jewel box itself is as important as the jewels contained within...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Beautiful castle in the heart of Trento......make sure you get your Trento Pass which includes entry to the castle ......the grounds to walk around are free. Difficult if you have a disability or mobility issues. Great views of the mountains from different vantage points in...More

1  Thank Amlindsey
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

A castle where history was forged. You need a couple of hours to visit it thoroughly. Garden is open for free. There are also some cells where italian patriots were held in the Austrian period. A must is also the Egyptian collection.

Thank delagioventu
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Aside from the artistic and architectural merits of this substantial castle, there are very interesting Egyptian and Roman archeaological exhibits. Everything is well labelled in Italian, English and German. Enjoy a coffee in the garden.

Thank Lisa F
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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