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Castello Aragonese

Piazza Castello, 73028, Otranto, Italy
+39 0836 210094
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Private Tour: Otranto City Tour with Ice Cream Tasting
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Semi-Independent Tour to Otranto and Punta Palascia from Lecce
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Piazza Castello, 73028, Otranto, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a week with friends in the Salento region of Puglia staying in an apartment near the old town. The castle is huge and dominates the intertwining alleys and the port. It is part of the 15th century fortifications that gives Otranto its defensive...More

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

This looked like it would be very interesting and informative. In reality, it is just an empty fortress whose rooms have been turned into a conference area and various rooms of obnoxious modern photos, many of which are rather pornographic. Why? Who knows. The people...More

Thank Mar51
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The dungeon tour is only a series of small vantage points for guns and cannons. There is NO information regarding prisoners or incarceration. Worse, the Guide speaking Italian speaks at each point for 4 -5 minutes while the English audio guide provides merely one sentence...More

Thank PointerDetroit
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I wish we saw the reviews before paying the entrance fee. As the others described it: reconstructed structure and nothing to see inside. No map no history, no guide. As others said, better keep your money and have a gelatto instead

Thank B0_BGa
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Located on the Adriatic Coast of Puglia, in the Salento region. This region produces 60% of all the olives in Italy

Thank NanaM4three
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

A good castle to visit with great views of Otranto. The underground tour is very good and they have a guide in English.

Thank Canishound
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

If you are in Otranto and find yourself tempted to go into Castello Argonese, please resist the urge. The castle is not worth the entrance fee. It has been rebuilt with no attempt to keep the architecture 'in period', using big modern concrete blocks and...More

Thank onetwochachacha
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We paid 12euro/pers and we we got no map, no story, no guide. The rooms were renovated and we saw nothing but white walls. Not worth the money, better see it from outside.

Thank marcip03
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We paid 12 euros each, not wanting to bother with the underground section, which would be 15 euros all told. It was fun wandering on the top of the castle and the views of the town are great. At the moment there are two exhibitions;...More

Thank Chris A
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I have visited the Caravaggio exhibition and was very disappointed. The advertisement said Caravaggio and the Caravaggeschi : after paying €12,00 a person we discovered that there was only one painting by Caravaggio on a total of 25 paintings. On top, the spotlights were very...More

Thank Adelheid448
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
it varies, open longer hours during tourist season. check the website out for specifics. i think it is currently off season and closed for repairs and maintenance.
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