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Address: Piazza Castello, Otranto, Italy
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+39 019 915 1123
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US$28.67*
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Private Tour: Otranto City Tour with Ice Cream Tasting
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US$343.95*
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Semi-Independent Tour to Otranto and Punta Palascia from Lecce

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Book the underground tour

You easily find the castle in the old city center. While the entire part above ground is in very good condition, it does not offer too many exciting features. Probably the best is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
James B
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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Although the outside is impressive, the inside is just a bunch of rooms that are occasionally used for photographic exhibits. The gift shop is nothing to bother with either.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

You easily find the castle in the old city center. While the entire part above ground is in very good condition, it does not offer too many exciting features. Probably the best is the city panorama. However, the much more interesting part is the guided tour through the cellars. Here you learn more about the history and experience how the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

It is a glorious she'll to be sure. The conceptualization and construction of these strategic resources by the Aragonese to protect the Mediterranean routes is amazing. However, mostly they are repetitive and can be viewed externally. A member of our party was mobility impaired, so we opted to walk around and look but not pay the Paltry €3 for access,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A very well preserved fortress which is the basis of the visit to this site. In the middle of restoration work, this site will be a very welcome addition to this very nice town once the work is completed. Great views of the sea and surrounding area once you get to its highest parts and it is well worth the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The castle has an interesting layout and there are always exhibitions going on... You have a 15% discount with the city guest card

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Very interesting exhibition of the photography of Steve McCurry. Paid €10 each to get in. Somewhat small castle with very little information regarding the history of the fortress. Lovely views from (almost) the top, sadly you aren't allowed up to the very top.

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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

We paid EUR 3/person entry fee only to find out that all the rooms were empty and/or being renovated. It's certainly not worth it.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

You can't miss the castle when you visit the city. Looks magnificent from the outside, but there is little to see on the inside. A good photo stop while in town, but that's about it, unless you have a guide to explain the history.

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

The Otranto Castle is a mighty fortress (not coincidentally the omonymous gothic novel by Horace Walpole, 1764, takes place here), in which the oldest part of those currently visible (a tower and partially the walls) is the result of work undertaken by the Aragonese kings of Naples, from 1485 on. In 1480 Otranto was conquered by the Turks, led by... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is a nice place to go to kill time and get a little history, but it was a bit boring to be honest.

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