Castel Sant'Elmo

Castel Sant'Elmo, Naples: Hours, Address, Castel Sant'Elmo Reviews: 4.5/5

Castel Sant'Elmo
4.5
Monday
08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 18:30
Thursday
08:30 - 18:30
Friday
08:30 - 18:30
Saturday
08:30 - 18:30
Sunday
08:30 - 18:30
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Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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from €8.00
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bebsaurus_13
Paris, France732 contributions
Simple but effective : brilliant view over the city
Oct 2021 • Couples
The castel is perched high on the hills in Vomero, and provides an amazing view all over Naples, its bay and the greater Naples Golf.

The ticket gives you access to the outside of the castle, not any of the interiors, so this isn't a good rainy day activity. On the other hand, the view from the top is fantastic and it goes the whole way around the city.

We visited as sunset began and it was a really lovely moment.

This won't necessarily take a long time to visit, but it is worth it.
Written 14 October 2021
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Steve D
Divonne-les-Bains, France604 contributions
No sure worth the climb
Oct 2021 • Couples
Enjoyed the Funicular ride but everything else a little disappointing
The walk from the funicular to the castle was longer than expected so climbing all the paths in the castle grounds became a little wearing
Other than large thick walls I didn’t see anything really to remember
Better castles to visit
Written 5 October 2021
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Samuel J
14 contributions
Caution getting there
Sep 2021
I did not now that there was a middle stop so I got off the cable car too early. Waited for 15 minutes then got on to next one. The view was worth it.
Written 8 September 2021
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Ζωή Ξ
34 contributions
Magnificent view
Aug 2021
Even though it is only a few minutes away the crowded roads of Naples it is trully a unique experience to visit. You have to take the funicular to go up there which is fun!
My family enjoyed the panoramic view of Naples and Vesuvious too!
Near by there is a nice cafe where you can enjoy your capuccino! I highly recomend it!!!
Written 5 September 2021
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Soraya0513
Budapest, Hungary837 contributions
Sunday Walk
Aug 2021 • Couples
The castel is OK, great to walk around. But there is nothing in there, not even an exhibition or museum or something interactive. Not tourist friendly, nothing written in English. It has a nice view for sure. Entry ticket 6 EUR
Written 23 August 2021
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kgkjgkjg
Washington DC, DC173 contributions
best view of Naples
Jul 2021
Great, 360-degree views from atop the castle walls. Cheaper and better views than Certosa, which is below it on the hillside.
Written 14 August 2021
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Joey Ferraro
Naples, Italy344 contributions
The best views in Naples
Feb 2021
This Castle sits atop the highest point in downtown Naples and overs stunning panoramic views of the city, bay, and Mt. Vesuvius. It can be a bit of a climb so wear comfortable shoes and something warm if you go in the winter.
Written 18 February 2021
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,698 contributions
Amazing views!
Sep 2020
I totally recommend this place, not only for the castle itself, but also for the views you get from it. It takes a few good 30min to climb up there, but you will be highly rewarded! 3 eur for the ticket.
Written 14 October 2020
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Chris_KO
Koblenz, Germany1,487 contributions
It‘s all about the view
Oct 2020 • Solo
For only 2,50 € you can access the top of the castle end enjoy an amazing 360 degree view over Napoli and far beyond.
You can either walk up to the castle or take one of the funiculars if you don’t feel like taking the many steps.
Written 11 October 2020
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Polo M
Paris, France365 contributions
Cheap and great views of the city and ocean.
Sep 2020
Entrance admission was only €3 and virtually no line. You walk over the ramps and up the castle walls (no stairs). Along the way, you'll see placards with information about the castle and events from history.
The top of the castle offers great views of the city and you can see the sea. It's great to walk around the whole perimeter.
Note, however, the bathrooms are not very good and a lot of them were broken, so be aware.
Overall, great if you're nearby.
Written 9 October 2020
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Castel Sant'Elmo is open:
  • Wed - Mon 08:30 - 18:30
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