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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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excellent - but a lot to see

A beautiful castle, with the classic ramparts, towers etc, plus wonderful views of the... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Finian K
Good to see while in Trento

We were in Trento just for an afternoon and visited the Castello. It has an interesting history and... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
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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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+39 0461 233770
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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 1 May 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
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Huge castle with lots or art and artifacts as well as an audio tour of a tower with beautiful tapestries. Great views of the Dolomites from here as well.

Thank Seanroche13
Reviewed 1 February 2017

An easy to get to castle, €10/- per ticket. Consist of the old part of the castle and some additions over the years. Used by many historic nations and councils in the past. The views are good and some of the areas are still well-frescos....More

Thank houndy11
Reviewed 17 January 2017

You need to set aside a day to see all of this. There are many room, and there is a small cafe for refreshments.

Thank jethornber
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

It's beautiful castle in the heart of Trento city. With €10 ticket you can enjoy the castle, if you add €2 you can go on the top of the tower. With great renovations and they try to save the original look of the castle. Some...More

1  Thank Blossom S
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

On the top part of Trento city you will find this enchanting castle with many secrets to share. Once inside you will be able to feel as part of the époque and recreate in your mind what it must have been to live within this...More

Thank Roger R
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Is photography allowed in the room with "Il Ciclo dei Mesi"? Thanks!
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Response from NHSDteacher | Reviewed this property |
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