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Museo Civico Castello Ursino

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Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
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Address: Piazza Federico di Svevia 3, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Interesting-Inside and Out

This is an imposing edifice (for Catania) located in an attractive little square. BTW, in the square, directly opposite the castle entrance on opposite side of the square is an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
stan w
Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an imposing edifice (for Catania) located in an attractive little square. BTW, in the square, directly opposite the castle entrance on opposite side of the square is an excellent restaurant (Antonio's). And Camelot, to the right serves great pizza and other dishes. Back to the castle- it isn't cheap to visit but it's not a rip-off because you... More 

Thank stan w
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning castle in immaculate condition. We went and purchased tickets to look inside thinking we would be seeing the inners of an architectural masterpiece and how the castle was setup, used and its history. Instead its an art gallery. We paid a reduced enterance rate as it was the first Sunday of the month and it was still a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Didn't fancy paying 10 euro. The entrance area has some interesting artefacts, including some Hebrew inscriptions. Also a shop with a wide range of items. Impressive building with a nice courtyard in front.

Thank zchug
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

You can not saturate, to watch it !It is very well maintained and stately. if you are interested you can visit inside houses works of art, museum. Luckily I had to be accommodated right in front of the castle and watched him every morning and evening.

Thank Ionela P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went to visit this castle with kids and our family' friends. The castle is set right in the middle of the city. The area is surrounded by beautiful gardens and further more there are plenty relevant sites just a step away from the castle. The entrance has a ticket to be paid that is about six euro per person... More 

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New Hyde Park, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The museum is in an old castle which adds to the experience. The collection is well presented and quite varied. I especially liked the statues. The museum is within walking distance of the main square.

Thank PGIT
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I visited the castle as I was doing a walking tour of Catania. It is located away from the main tourist centres and therefore is not crowded. The museum does not have much, but the castle itself if worth exploring as it is constructed differently than others of the same era. The condition is quite good and it enables one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Just visited the current excellent Ligabue exhibition as well as the Museo della Folia....nice place for a couple of hours and easy to reach

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I visited the museum and seen the exhibition "Tra arte e follia" (art and crazyness) with paintings from Ligabue and a final part dedicated to madhouses. I found the exhibition very touchy and very well set. In the top rooms of the castle are shown paintings from sicilian artists and more. It would be great to have a rooftop cafeteria... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our expectations were high but what a disappointment. A mish mash of exhilbits with little or no effort made to tell the visitor what they were looking at, say for a short caption. Staff sat reading there kindles, no one offering to explain the exhibits. The exhibtion of Antonio Ligabue and Pietro Ghizzarde was ridiculously overdone, too much to fully... More 

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