Castel Capuano, Naples

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  • Across via Duomo, and begun the second part of via Tribunali, you see it already: Castel Capuano, home for centuries throughout the work of the Court in the District of Naples. Is a majestic building and at the bottom there is a door between two cylindrical towers. Is the porta Capuana, the oldest and most important entry into the city. Capuano Castle, built in the medieval style and equipped with sturdy fortifications, was a fortress impregnable, was modified and extended over time and sometimes used as a royal residence by the Norman kings. Was Frederick II in 1230 he did restructure and make it more welcoming and in keeping with the dignity of Royal residence while retaining always its necessary fortifications. Over the centuries the Castle underwent several transformations to that most important of 1537 of the viceroy Don Pedro of Toledo that restructured completely and gathered in this place all courts in the city. The judicial functions are so remained until a few years ago, and what we see now is the result of the transformation of 1537.
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  • Aesthetically doesn't look like a castle and a Palace. From the 12th century it was the seat of the courts, now the police. From the portal with the tower and the coat of arms of Charles V leads to a large arcaded courtyard. I knew you could visit the chapel Summary with its frescoes of the 1500s but unfortunately it was not possible because of renovation work. Too bad!
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  • Of Capua Castle was built by the Normans, who seized Sicily and Naples and founded here a new ruling dynasty. He performed the defensive functions, as in the area of Kapuanskih gate city wall was held. Excavations of the 19th century revealed that the castle was built on the site of the cemetery. The construction of the castle was completed in the year 1160. Naples subsequently came under the control of the German Emperors, some of which were warm Italy time more than at home. Frederick II Hohenstaufen ordered to give the Castle a ceremonial functions, without neglecting the military. The status of the main Castle was lost after the construction of the castle of Anjou-Castel Nuovo where moved to the yard. Castle of Capua continues to perform representational functions, periodically subjected to looting, for example, the Hungarian King Louis I, who couldn't take the Angevin Castle. Here were periodically Royal Weddings \. He visited Italy. After the annexation of Naples to the Spanish Crown in Castel Capuano placed Court. This led to architectural changes: 1537 year architects Ferdinando Manlio and Giovanni Benincasa removed the military elements of the Castle and equipped in the Court of the prison with his various torture devices. Spanish Catholics did not trust upright and their support torture confessions in "Spanish boots". A plaque at the entrance of notifies you that there was a court. Above the Eagle above the portal of the Spanish Bourbons. After the unification of Italy Eagle shoot did not become, and just hung over him the coat of arms of Savoy. Visit to the castle is problematic because there are municipal institutions. Kinda like there are days visit, but we have not got ...
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  • One of the oldest castles of Naples but lost its original outfit after several reconstructions.
  • Like a lot of places in Napoli the more you look the more you see and find. Some great hostory here.
  • If you have nothing better to do
  • Good for history monuments Near to good market place Close to the main train station
  • Nice view

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