Castelvecchio Museum, Verona

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Explore a small-but-varied collection of medieval paintings, sculptures, weapons, and ornamental objects alongside modern art at Castelvecchio Museum, housed in the 14th century castle of the same name. Between 1959 and 1973, modernist architect Carlo Scarpa restored and enhanced the castle, adding his own features and creating special fixtures to hold some of the artworks. The layout resembles a modern art gallery, rather than a historical museum, with ample space to appreciate each artifact. A fortified, red-brick bridge attached to the castle provides sweeping views of the river and surrounding countryside. Using our world travel planner, Verona attractions like Castelvecchio Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a point of interest worth visiting. But there is entrance fee for getting in to the museum. There are some areas accessible for free so if you do not want to spend the extra money to get in, i...  more »
  • Worth the visit more for originality in the best way for the works of the Museum. This site features beautiful views of Verona.
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  • Among his works, the most prominent are undoubtedly those of Mantegna, but apart from others to admire other magnificence, you can trace the history of the city and the planning of the museum itself. Beautiful the view that appears when you run through the walls of the castle: the view of the Adige and the Castelvecchio bridge, which joins the Austrian arsenal with the old town, are glimpses of a historical Verona that should not be missed.
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  • If you like castles, you can't miss this one. The bridge attached to it is a market street, and interesting items and snacks can be found here. The castle is a museum with lots of art, but I'd recommend the entry even just for the ability to walk along the walls of the castle. Verona Card compatible.
  • Nice architecture and good views. A LOT of paintings of Jesus but not much about the history of the site etc. Not much else that we saw. Part of the Verona Card made it worthwhile.
  • Covered by Verona Card, totally worth to visit ! The museum items are mostly religious oil painting, but the castle itself is a much interesting piece of architecture! And very easy to orientated by the redesign of the guiding system. Also the roof part is the best view to take nice photo to the river and bridge, choose a nice weather to visit!!
  • Amazing ! I can't recommend this enough! It's so pretty! And the medieval weapon section is absolutely outstanding, stuff from games and movies. Highly recommended!
  • Nice medieval fortress built from bricks. Nice photos can be taken, especially up on the wall alongside the river. The museum part is OK but expect only holy scenes on paintings and marble carvings.

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