Castello Aragonese, Otranto

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Castello Aragonese is a medieval castle dating from 474 BCE, standing surrounded by water on a volcanic rock. A stone bridge connects the site to the main island. You enter through a long tunnel, which also holds a small chapel. There is an elevator to the top of the castle if you don’t want to walk. The view from the top is great for photos. Once inside, explore the gardens and the ancient hallways. Don’t miss the exhibits offering further information. To visit Castello Aragonese and other attractions in Otranto, use our Otranto road trip site .
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  • The most imposing structure is obviously the Aragonese castle of Borgo Antico in Otranto. Like the rest of the old town has undergone over the centuries alterations and changes; in the various floors of the Castle alternate changing exhibitions, while from some spots you can enjoy a beautiful panorama.
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  • Found open on the occasion of an exhibition by o. Toscani we got to take a guided tour in the basement of catellus, which has several rooms used also to conferences. Beautiful sunset over the Marina with the headquarters of the coast guard and the ship's prow-shaped.
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  • We did a good tour of the Castle and watched photographs shows that have us much more.
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  • Nice views of the historical centre and Porto, they had 3 expositions. Reasonable price, but nothing special.
  • Went to the town for a short day trip and lunch but would definitely go back to explore more.
  • Important place to visit in the historical city of Otranto.
  • Very pretty place with a nice history. Offers an excellent view of the harbor below.
  • A beautiful historical monument that shows the cultural influences of the ancient Salento
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