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Castello Carlo V

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Visit the Castle but don't pay to get in!

You can go into the courtyard and see the castle from the inside, otherwise you need to pay 10 EURO... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Claire B
Middlesex, UK
The largest castle in puglia

Lots of history in this castle, which is relatively well preserved. Some areas are not accessible... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Vienna, Austria
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Viale 25 Luglio, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a day visit to Lecce and during the lunchtime closures of the churches, we diverted to have a look at the castle. Very plain external walls with arrowhead corner battlements - not recognisable except from planview. The entrance is understated on via XXV Luglio...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

You can go into the courtyard and see the castle from the inside, otherwise you need to pay 10 EURO per person and I could not see the point of this. Not a great deal to see but good to wander around the outside of...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

If you are in Lecce is of course a must. We did not enter but the view of the castle from outside is really interesting.

Thank Smailing
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Lots of history in this castle, which is relatively well preserved. Some areas are not accessible due to renovations, which is a pity. On the ground floor we could see the entrance, the inner court yard with remains from medieval construction, and the passage to...More

Thank boupolp
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We would definitely not recommend people to go here. You pay €10,- per person and the majority of the castle is off limits. Also all the information provided was only in Italian. The best thing we saw was a temporary exposition.

Thank JayteevV
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The rooms the visitor can see are very limited for the fare paid. Just a small section of the yard and four or five empty rooms that houses some contemporary excibitions. I expected more for the fare paid. Disappointment

1  Thank EiriEki1960
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

When hesitating to enter, the man at the ticket counter pointed us to a map at the entrance saying that it showed all the parts of the castle that could be visited. We payed 10euros each to discover that this was a lie and that...More

3  Thank MrKoz
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Unfortunately half of this building was closed. What we saw had some interest - needs more money spent to restore/make more interesting. The art exhibition was interesting though and it was a relief to take shelter in the cool away form the heatwave 44+ degrees....More

Thank Angie B
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I paid 10 euros to visit what I thought may be an interesting castle and some art exhibitions. Complete waste of money. Little to look at in the castle - and being English I'm happy to look round ruins of castles! - didn't really enjoy...More

Thank Deb500Midlands
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I only saw the bad reviews after I visited. It's really a pity that they haven't done more with this castle. Entrance fee is a total rip off, no two ways about it. Most of the castle is not accessible. Only small court yard...More

Thank Georg K
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