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Castello Carlo V

Viale 25 Luglio, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 246517
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Terrible - do not visit!

When hesitating to enter, the man at the ticket counter pointed us to a map at the entrance saying... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Would have been better if all open

Unfortunately half of this building was closed. What we saw had some interest - needs more money... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Angie B
Kent, United Kingdom
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Viale 25 Luglio, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 246517
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank MrKoz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 July 2017

It is a beautiful building.. sparse of course .. it IS a medeaval castle after all, but it has been well restored and of course the beautiful pale sandstone makes for a lovely soft ambiance... not like our sombre English monsters. I nearly didn't go...More

Thank SylviaScaglia
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Do not be fooled by this place. We paid 10 Euros a piece and only saw some art. Do not go here. Nothing us explained and nothing to see. Very disappointed!

Thank The_Humidor
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the castle today. I use the word visited loosely as whilst it is an impressive structure to look at externally with a €7 entrance fee per person it is a complete rip off. The only part of the castle you...More

1  Thank Aislinn B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

It is an impressive stone castle from outside but you can find better things to do than pay to visit the inside which is just a bare old caste witha few exhibits without a whole lot purpose. Walk around the perimeter as it is farmore...More

1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I had planned to see the Castle, but was pleasantly surprised to find an Andy Warhol exhibition, along with other art exhibitions inside. The castle has been restored beautifully, but in and of itself isn't spectacular, but a bit plain. However, the quality of art...More

Thank SalsaPower
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We went to the castle because there are only so many Baroque churches you can go round before you crave a bit of simplicity in architecture. The castle is that but it was the exhibits we were impressed with. There were three large exhibitions one...More

Thank petefLiverpool
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