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Castello Aragonese, Otranto
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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 get the most from your holiday in Otranto, create itinerary details personal to you using our Otranto holiday planner.
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Edificato intorno al XVI secolo con pianta poligonale e torri cilindriche angolari, considerato una tra le più grandi e maestose costruzioni di Terra D’Otranto. Il Castello fu fatto costruire da Ferdi... read more »Built around the 16th century with polygonal and angular cylindrical towers, considered one of the greatest and majestic buildings of Terra d'Otranto. The castle was built by Ferdinand of Aragon between 1485 and 1498, and subsequently reinforced by bulwarks outsides during Spanish rule; located near the sea and surrounded by a wide and deep moat can still be seen. It is advisable to visit the dungeons with helmet set with its light, dark and rich in memories and the highest point of the castle with a view across Otranto.show original
Se avete dei bambini che amano la storia ed il mare è assolutamente da visitare, raggiungendo la sua sommità. Belle le mostre adibite all'interno. Gli affacci sono meravigliosi! Da vedere!If you have children who love history and the sea is absolutely worth visiting, reaching its Summit. Beautiful exhibitions used inside. The views are wonderful! To see!show original
You easily find the castle in the old city center. While the entire part above ground is in very good condition, it does not offer too many exciting features. Probably the best is the city panorama. H... read more »
Tommaso SalviniPerfectly maintained externally and internally refurbished to be used as space for exhibitions and meetings. Often there are organized events that allow you to enhance this historic castle. Recommend the visit is free, at least during the days in which you get the events.show original
Remo TomasiA real castle complete with moat, guns and various rooms: everything restored and easily accessed. The facility is used for multiple occasions both as a location for exhibitions (for example that of renowned photographer Steve McCurry) and for weddings. From the terrace you can give a beautiful look to Otranto and the fantastic panoramic sea that surrounds most of the look. Also from the Castle you can easily reach any area of the Centre of the village where you can stop to taste typical dishes and go for long walks in the company of the sea.show original
Alessandro BovolentaDeludentissimo, Anna's entry, only to see the empty rooms (for most) or rooms used for the exhibition of paintings and artworks. The Castle did not visit anything. Looking at it from the outside is the same thingshow original
Lidia ZuccaroRemodeled in a way invasive. Lousy.show original
Antonio di palmaI've never been lest I anger mangho a Hishow original
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