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Address: Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Impressive castle

As previous reviewers have noted there is very little signage to direct or inform you of your walk about varying levels of the castle. It's undeniably impressive,though,with its... read more

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Bathurst, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

As previous reviewers have noted there is very little signage to direct or inform you of your walk about varying levels of the castle. It's undeniably impressive,though,with its mighty walls and imposing position. There was a woman who blew a whistle if anyone clambered to the top of the parapets. The small museum of items found on site housed below... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just popped in to see this castle whilst just wandering the streets of Ortigia. Nice views, not overly expensive, but not a great deal to see inside.

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Thank Jimvin
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

the castle is lacking alot of maintenance. have a small museum, but the rest, they just let you go and see for yourself without any signs explaining what is what. some of the wood passwalk is getting rotten.

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Thank 90niki84
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great experience walking on the grounds of this castle at the far southern end of Ortigia. We arrived early in the morning and practically had the place to ourselves. There is a lot to see and explore.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled across Castello Maniace on our last day in Ortigia. I'm not quite how we missed it on previous days, but it was an interesting old castle, offering some lovely sea views. There was also an exhibition about the Italian transport police, which featured an extensive display of road accidents. This was quite random, but I guess it had... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The unfortunate thing is that there is very little information as you walk around the site. However, the views of \ortigia are worth the visit alone.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is a fascinating place - it has developed over many centuries and there are lots of different styles of architecture. It is undergoing a long term programme of restoration which meant that at the time of our visit the main hall was inaccessible. There are plenty of pictures of this available and the rest of the various buildings... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually quiet and provides fantastic sea views through the gun ports. Not that much interpretative material on site co a good guide book helps.

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Bergen
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506 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is always lovely to stroll around at this old fortress. From the "windows"/gun positions (see photo), you can get some spectacular shots.

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Tampere
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132 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle is really nice one but due to the renovation works that are going on, there is not so much to see that one would expect from a castle. The first part of the castle where you can walk on the castle walls is really nice as you can see both the sea and the castle yard. The outmost... More 

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