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Museo Civico Castello Ursino

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Address: Piazza Federico di Svevia 3, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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a proper castle!

Fairy tale castle with towers. Inside it is a museum and art gallery with plenty to see, and most of the building is accessible.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Qormi, Malta
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Qormi, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairy tale castle with towers. Inside it is a museum and art gallery with plenty to see, and most of the building is accessible.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happened to stumble across this lovely castle and I could not miss visiting it . The building itself is impressive and I nice collection of art in the premises on different floors , the Castle is unique . The only thing is that no guide was present to lead the way , but I must admit I did not... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the chance to visit this museum/castle a few days ago while staying in Catania. Very well preserved building with nice and interesting paintings and other art pieces.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is an imposing edifice (for Catania) located in an attractive little square. BTW, in the square, directly opposite the castle entrance on opposite side of the square is an excellent restaurant (Antonio's). And Camelot, to the right serves great pizza and other dishes. Back to the castle- it isn't cheap to visit but it's not a rip-off because you... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Absolutely stunning castle in immaculate condition. We went and purchased tickets to look inside thinking we would be seeing the inners of an architectural masterpiece and how the castle was setup, used and its history. Instead its an art gallery. We paid a reduced enterance rate as it was the first Sunday of the month and it was still a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Didn't fancy paying 10 euro. The entrance area has some interesting artefacts, including some Hebrew inscriptions. Also a shop with a wide range of items. Impressive building with a nice courtyard in front.

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bucuresti
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

You can not saturate, to watch it !It is very well maintained and stately. if you are interested you can visit inside houses works of art, museum. Luckily I had to be accommodated right in front of the castle and watched him every morning and evening.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went to visit this castle with kids and our family' friends. The castle is set right in the middle of the city. The area is surrounded by beautiful gardens and further more there are plenty relevant sites just a step away from the castle. The entrance has a ticket to be paid that is about six euro per person... More 

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New Hyde Park, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The museum is in an old castle which adds to the experience. The collection is well presented and quite varied. I especially liked the statues. The museum is within walking distance of the main square.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I visited the castle as I was doing a walking tour of Catania. It is located away from the main tourist centres and therefore is not crowded. The museum does not have much, but the castle itself if worth exploring as it is constructed differently than others of the same era. The condition is quite good and it enables one... More 

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