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Enjoyed this castle and ramparts with great sea views

A good place to visit with stunning views ...very few people around perhaps because building works... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janice A
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London, United Kingdom
Impressive Norman Castle

During our visit the main section of the castle was closed as they are undertaking extensive... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Jayneotjungle
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Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A good place to visit with stunning views ...very few people around perhaps because building works were taking place. The information boards were few and far between, hopefully this will be put right when building works are finished. But foronky 2 euros we could not...More

Thank Janice A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Day walk to this castle located at the tip of Syracuse. There is a fee to enter. Old fortress. There is a little museum to show what they have found in this fortress. Syracuse is a beautiful town. It is clean. Our hotel is inside...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle was undergoing renovation work, and so the main hall and battlements were closed to visitors. That was a shame, as from pictures I've seen, they look to be the most interesting parts. You can still visit the outer area, and a tiny museum....More

Thank L3K
Reviewed June 13, 2018

During our visit the main section of the castle was closed as they are undertaking extensive renovations to the whole castle but it was nevertheless impressive and a quiet break from bustling Ortigia. I`m not sure if they provide them but a guided tour would...More

Thank Jayneotjungle
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Great for the kids. They loved running around the castle and the castle grounds. Beautiful views of the sea! It was under construction when we visited so we didn't get to go down below. Bummer!

Thank babapalooza
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

I was happy to have a look at was accessible to us on the outside but would have appreciated a pamphlet or signage to talk about the castle. The small exhibit was interesting and had some signage. I thought it was worth the €2 entry...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Only costs 2 Euros optoelectronics ter. Doing lots of construction inside. Takes about 20-30 minutes to walk around. Stop by if you are close by. Wouldn’t go out of my way to see.

Thank ShariNyc_Ny
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Because of renovation work being carried out ti was not possible to enter the castle or even walk around most of the outside. Clearly we visited at a 'pre season' period but nevertheless we would have expected at least a view of the majority of...More

Thank Alistair V
Reviewed March 11, 2018

the main castle was closed when we visited but the 2 temporary exhibitions, maps and copies of rams especially interesting.

Thank marytu2015
Reviewed March 3, 2018

A bit disappointing because main bit of castle was closed for repair work but it wasn't that costly to get in. some good exhibition areas once in

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