New Fortress, Corfu Town

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#4 of 15 in Historic Sites in Corfu Town
Wander through tunnels, underground galleries, and vaulted passages of New Fortress and you'll feel like you've been transported to the Venetian age of nobles and knights. Perched on the hill, it affords panoramic views of the old port and the city of Corfu. Venetians built this fortress in two levels between 1576 and 1645 using stone from nearly 2,000 houses and churches. Notice the winged Lion of St. Mark on the Royal Gate and its two bastions, remarkable examples of defensive architecture. A stone building from the British rule houses a museum of ceramic art as well as a small cafe. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to New Fortress and many more Corfu Town attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Corfu Town trip itinerary builder website.
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  • Closed, with no indication of this until you get there. looks very impressive. Should have a notification some where  more »
  • Go back in time on your visit to Corfu and see what it was really like many years ago in the New Fortress of Corfu.  more »
  • A sign at the entrance of the New Fortress indicates that it is "temporarily" closed. However, to reach this sign requires a bit of a climb, and the sign appears to have been in place for some time.  more »
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  • This is a great site to visit while you're in Corfu. There are many steps, and it will likely be warm, but you can get a cold drink at the sailing club or the cafe at the mid level. The latter also had slushies! The church at the base is spectacular up close, and the light house at the top is with the trek to the top. There is also a geocache hidden inside, so you can try to find that!
  • Looks nice and interesting from outside but unfortunately it's closed. But don't give up. Find the old fortress and go there. It will reward you with its beauty.
  • Beautiful from outside.. Unfortunately it is closed, I don't know for how long, so I couldn't appreciate its inside beauty!
  • Ticket was 6€. Experience is well worth the money. You get a great view and a exciting story. Recommend visiting in the morning.
  • Great historical building, one of "must to see" things

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