Museo Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento

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The 15th-century frescoes at Museo Castello del Buonconsiglio are considered one of the finest examples of International Gothic art in Europe. Learn about Trento and its surrounding territory at this a museum set in a castle. The frescoes in the Torre Aquila represent the cycle of the months. Others depict the landscape, economic activities, fashion, and habits of medieval Trentino. Originally a 13th-century, fortified building, this was used as the seat of the prince-bishops until 1803. Pick up an audio guide as you explore historic and artistic objects from prehistory to the first half of the 19th century. Museo Castello del Buonconsiglio is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Trento Edition.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The castle includes different age structures within an imposing defensive walls: the medieval Castelvecchio, where you can not miss a visit to the Venetian and Renaissance loggia Magno Palazzo where temporary exhibitions are also held. Don't miss a visit to the Torre Aquila (requires a surcharge of only 2 euros) to enjoy a splendid fresco cycle of the months, you can enjoy refined court life during late Middle Ages (the price includes the audioguide). In the section you will also find the cell where Prisons was Cesare Battisti before execution. Admission to the castle is free with the Trentino Guest Card (which does not include the surcharge for Torre Aquila).
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  • August 18, 2017
    visited for the second time but nice to see where everything well maintained and clean within even a small snack to see
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  • August 17, 2017
    Not to be missed if went to Trent! Although it costs about 10 euros if I'm not mistaken, check it out tutto....ci are several rooms!
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  • Nice old castle to visit for once. Very friendly staff. We could leave the stroller at the ticket shop, where also the lockers are. Very practical as there are a lot of stairs inside.
  • Also without paying the entrance to the Castle it is possible to visit all the magnificent gardens and have a look at the walls and prisons. Awesome place.
  • A magnificent castle! Amazing interiors. Great history.
  • Ancient castle with museums inside. With the age discount it was 6€, which was fine. Overpriced for the offering in terms of the normal price. Not much to see inside except for Torre Aquila which I really liked, with audio guides in English for 2€ more.
  • A big beautiful castle with lots of original artwork inside. The tower Aquila is definitely worth the extra two euros. The tower is only one room, but the artwork and audio tour should not be missed. It takes a few hours to explore and is an excellent use of an afternoon.

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