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Maniace Castle

Via del Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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impressive building with great views

had to go here just to see this building and to see the views an impressive military building with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tripmonkey00
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Horsham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Tip of the Island.

Lovely setting for a well preserved Castle. The grounds are clean and easily accessable. Great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike A
,
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“southern tip” (4 reviews)
“small museum” (7 reviews)
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Via del Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

had to go here just to see this building and to see the views an impressive military building with an equally impressive history as does the whole of Syracuse really .,! worth a detour and a visit

Thank Tripmonkey00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely setting for a well preserved Castle. The grounds are clean and easily accessable. Great views from around its walls of the sea and harbour areas. Not a lot to do inside but a good chance to rest and take in the sun.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is under major renovation and you can’t go into the main castle at all. You can walk on the walls a little, so it’s worth going in for this alone. Only €2 entry. Remember only open in mornings and not every day.

1  Thank Stoddd
Reviewed 9 October 2017

when we lived in Siracusa 41 years ago we were never able to visit this amazing place as it was then being used as a barracks. The staff admit that there is work in progress but we still enjoyed looking round this ruin and gazing...More

Thank writer5
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Historic fort with great views of the city. Definitely worth visiting when you're in Ortigia. A short walk from the center of town.

Thank finman66
Reviewed 19 September 2017

It's more the structure and the views at this place then anything. No information provided but it's a nice walk around and not much to get in.

Thank temashana
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Though heavily downgraded it is still an impressive military structure and it's possible to go up on the ramparts which offer wonderful panoramas in all directions. Very good small exhibitions

Thank AJB14
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The castle is well worth a visit. It's only 4 euros entrance fee. There are some spectacular views from inside the castle looking out . A great piece of history.

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

€2 doesn't buy you much these days but it can get you into this. There's no guided tour but you're allowed to roam the grounds at your will. The little museum was a bonus

Thank MissDiscodolly
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Locatet at the most far point of Ortigia island/peninsula, this fort has great location as defensive barrier and is very old. However, it doesn't seem packed with activities, but provides nice views. Interesting entrance gate.

Thank Aleksandar S
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