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Castelvecchio Museum, Verona

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Art Museum Castle
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. Add Castelvecchio Museum and other attractions to your Verona trip itinerary using our Verona vacation builder.
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  • Beautiful architecture and rich Museum. You can admire the panorama while walking to the top of the walls to see without hesitation
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  • On a very hot day me and my friends visit but i do think it is better value if you get audio guide since information around museum was only short. Beautiful view of castle, verona and city high up on ...  more »
  • The building a very worthwhile attraction, with fine views over the city and various historic rooms, that include original decorations and frescos. The true attraction is the art. This is arranged acr...  more »
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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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