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Castello di San Giusto, Trieste

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Castle Tourist Spot
Head to Castello di San Giusto, a former Roman fort, to visit the city museum's impressive collection of weapons and furnishings. Set atop a large hill, the 15th-century castle also boasts a collection of mosaic tiles, statuary, and burial stones, which are hidden in a series of deep underground cellars accessed from one corner of the site. Frederick of Habsburg initiated construction of the castle, which was finished by Venetians. Pay attention to the metal statues that welcome you at the entrance, which tell the entertaining story of Mike and Jake. Make Castello di San Giusto part of your personalized Trieste itinerary using our Trieste itinerary maker.
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  • Not much to see here. The only highlight is the view of Trieste which you can get without paying an entry fee. Use that money for the taxi up the hill to see the adjacent cathedral.  more »
  • Very nice but so many children from school trips that it ruined the experience. Probably because of the time of year Last week of April. The staff seemed rude but again I think the number of school to...  more »
  • It is indeed a very steep climb and you might prefer to take the 24 bus (every 40 mins from Stazione Centrale or the sea front by the Opera House). Of course there is also the option of a taxi. Noneth...  more »
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