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Castello Estense

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Largo Castello 1, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
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All reviews beautiful castle este family information boards real castle centre of town impressive building couple of hours interesting visit worth a visit self guided tour ceiling frescoes first floor visit ferrara tourist office old city moat dungeon
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very diverse aspects: the ancient building, the interesting history, the scary dungeon, the panoramic view from the tower, the amazing old paintings! There are a lot of rooms to admire. Worth a visit to explore the city and very nice for families. In christmas time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just saw the castle outside, but that was quite enough to enter the history for a while of this remarkable city.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SrkiCroatia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite good value museum with good dual language info panels in most of the rooms. Well laid out route, extra to climb the lions tower. Dungeons fun for children.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mrdafisher
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Castello Estense sits in the centre of Ferrara. We enjoyed a complete guided tour and then visited the easily accessible tower for panoramic views. Highly recommended for a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank elwoodvogt
Reviewed 31 October 2018

A terrific example of Italy's amazing medieval castle building. this fortress in the centre of Ferrara is well worth a visit. Some amazing frescoes on the ceilings. A fascinating insight into medieval jails. Great views over the city. Well worth a visit if in Ferrara.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Azzurro_Devon
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

There is a lot of information to read as you wander through this huge edifice. There are plaques and signs everywhere with loads of photos and information in Italian and English. Just pretty much nothing left from when the Estes lived there. There are some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tess13
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is a wonderful castle to visit - you can walk around the inner area free of charge, but it is certainly worth paying to see inside. The rooms are fabulous with ornate ceilings and helpful large mirrors so that you don't strain your neck!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lizzy064
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Experience the dungeons, dark, claustrophobic, then feel the sunlight in the small garden with trees; further on see the frescos on the walls and ceilings. (There are mirrors so that you don't have to strain your neck.) Finally, have a wonderful view from the top...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Heather M
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Marvelous inside and out - and a real moat! This is well worth the admission. The combined ticket in Ferrara is good value. It includes Several museums as well as the castle. Pinoteca, however, is disappointing- many shut rooms and a conference in progress in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

What a hidden gem! This is a must-see when in Ferrara. The prison dungeons were very eerie. Lots of good information and history.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from L90MAW | Reviewed this property |
It is quite informal.