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Castello Carlo V

Viale 25 Luglio, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 246517
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Horrible - not worth the money

Do not be fooled by this place. We paid 10 Euros a piece and only saw some art. Do not go here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
The_Humidor
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Rip off. Don't waste your time

My husband and I visited the castle today. I use the word visited loosely as whilst it is an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aislinn B
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
11 Oct 2016
“Surprising art exhibitions and good historical background.”
6 Oct 2016
“Come Here for the Art Exhibits”
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Viale 25 Luglio, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not be fooled by this place. We paid 10 Euros a piece and only saw some art. Do not go here. Nothing us explained and nothing to see. Very disappointed!

Thank The_Humidor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the castle today. I use the word visited loosely as whilst it is an impressive structure to look at externally with a €7 entrance fee per person it is a complete rip off. The only part of the castle you...More

Thank Aislinn B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

It is an impressive stone castle from outside but you can find better things to do than pay to visit the inside which is just a bare old caste witha few exhibits without a whole lot purpose. Walk around the perimeter as it is farmore...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I had planned to see the Castle, but was pleasantly surprised to find an Andy Warhol exhibition, along with other art exhibitions inside. The castle has been restored beautifully, but in and of itself isn't spectacular, but a bit plain. However, the quality of art...More

Thank SalsaPower
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We went to the castle because there are only so many Baroque churches you can go round before you crave a bit of simplicity in architecture. The castle is that but it was the exhibits we were impressed with. There were three large exhibitions one...More

Thank petefLiverpool
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I visited Castello Carlo V in Lecce on a pleasant September day. There is a modest admission charge. The castle itself is pretty bare of furnishings, but it played host to three art exhibitions that I enjoyed: Andy Warhol, Ercole Pignatelli, and Fausto Manara. I...More

Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 17 September 2016

There was so little to see we were thoroughly disappointed. What is worth while is the Tourist Information will sell you a guide for euro 1.50 which has all the landmarks and information about them all. It makes it the perfect way to walk around...More

Thank Gill M
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We popped into the Castello Carlo V almost by accident, trying to avoid the rain that was piling down in Lecce on a gloomy September (2016) afternoon. The building itself is extremely well-maintained, but what really drew my wife and I in was the Andy...More

Thank David_Hawes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

A little bare and light on for things to see. Large, virtually empty building and not cheap. There was an art exhibition inside which was additional to the ticket price and included without our knowledge. Didn't plan to see it.

Thank Judit731
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Only the first floor was opened. The castle was completely empty and the information about the history is really confused. Maybe after some months will be better but now it's just interesting if you don't have anything to do.

Thank Diego R
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