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Castello Carlo V, Lecce

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  • Paid 3 euros to see completely empty rooms, some decorated doors and an altar from tripadvisor I discover now that there are underground, but in the same site are not indicated in the path. The castle was the poorest I've ever visited
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  • The castle of Charles V, located near Piazza s. Oronzo, is the result of the 16th century renovation ordered by the Spanish sovereign. It has a trapezoidal system with four imposing angular bastions to spearhead: of the Holy Trinity and the Holy Cross on the side next to the city of Saint Martin and Saint James outwards. Inside, periodically, the Castle hosts numerous cultural events and exhibitions. Particularly interesting is the exhibition of local handicrafts of paper mache with which one can admire a collection of about 80 works by major local papier mâché since the eighteenth century up to the present day with reconstructions of actual "workshops" which make the visit even more fascinating.
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  • Unlike other castles, Charles V of Lecce and is well maintained but above all "tapped" at most for any useful activity. I could appreciate the various rooms, hallways, during the latest BTM (Mediterranean tourism Exchange).
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  • Castel is beautiful but a lot of it is closed off for renovation. We also could not see the underground portion because the lights were out when we were there
  • Very little to see inside except an art exhibition. More of the castle wall and Tower looked like it might be possible to see. Except currently closed
  • We came on a Saturday and were told it was closed until Tuesday. We came back on Thursday and were told it was closed again for 16 days. The signs did not indicate so and the staff were impolite.
  • Bellisima! One of the strangest place I've ever seen, but it is very interesting!
  • It is a small exhibition space within the castle of Charles V, divided into two separate rooms, which exhibits some precious works of masters mainly religious-themed, and some explanation of art. Despite what indicated on the websites, it's not free, but a fee. Often there is some display, in our case the medieval torture instruments with distinct but indivisible tickets: I find it a stretch to unfair and disrespectful of the user's choice. For the rest, the Museum should be expanded and enhanced, because of its peculiarity
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