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Castello Aragonese

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Address: Piazza Castello c/o Ponte Girevole | Città Vecchia, 70123, Taranto, Italy
Phone Number: +39 099 775 3438
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Masterpiece of the Italian renaissance military architecture that shows...

Masterpiece of the Italian renaissance military architecture that shows important remains of almost three thousand years of history. Free guided tours every day at : 0930-11.30-14.00-16.00-18.00-20.00-22.30-24.00-1.30

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Belissimo castello!!!!

I visited this castle on October 2016 and it was very interesting! The sailor explain the history and the architecture with so many details.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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São Paulo
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visited this castle on October 2016 and it was very interesting! The sailor explain the history and the architecture with so many details.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The tour is free and lasts 70-80 minutes, the guide spoke good English and told us a lot about the castle. Frankly there isn't a lot to see there - stone corridors, parts of older walls and some coins.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The castle is one of the must see locotions when you visit Taranto. The outside is already super nice and it become even more nice when you do the (free) tour inside. The tour is given by one of the navy guys and he told the story about the history and the work that they do there now with enthousiasme.... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

All excursions are free, guides are military, navy. Very interesting to listen and to see ancient buildings.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This castello sits on the entrance to the old town and is rather imposing and impressive. Taranto its self is a buzzing vibrant city and well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

They do tours all they long and it lasts for 1h and half. it s a beautiful castle and you get to go everywhere and the guide is very knowledgeable and fun. and its all free. Number one attraction in Taranto, Definitely!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

beautiful castle in the middle of the city center. every hour - the last tour is one in the morning there is a guided tour organized by the marina that last for 90 mins. the castle is an interesting piece of history and it is the proof of the different domination that characterized taranto city. the tour is well structured... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

It is open all year long.There are many guided visit during the day up to one o'clock p.m. You should check anyway.One hour more or less.It is free of charge and it is own by the Military Marine.They are doing many works to show as many things as possible. They do a good job.Very nice people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

As Taranto is not a touristic city, a tour of the Aragonese Castle is a must as it probably is one of the most fun and interesting history lessons anybody could hope for! The Castle is commanding and well preserved but is currently going through renovation, which I understood will extend on many years to come, but essentially on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the castle with a group of italien people. The guide spoke very well Englisch. The history of the castle was interesting and the views from the castle were great.

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