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Musei Civici di Pavia Castello Visconteo

Viale XI Febbraio 35, 27100 Pavia, Italy
+39 0382 399770
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Old castle in center of town

The castle is set in a park a short walk from the center of town and university. Permanent... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
NicolettaC
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Milan, Italy
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Breathtaking artwork many centuries old!

Wow - what an experience! The ancient artwork was incredible. Just putting the age of the art... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Mojito12
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Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, NSW
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Viale XI Febbraio 35, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The castle is set in a park a short walk from the center of town and university. Permanent exhibition of Longobard art in the main building and temporary art exhibitions all year long in the former stables of the castle. Big courtyard. Good for a...More

Thank NicolettaC
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Wow - what an experience! The ancient artwork was incredible. Just putting the age of the art into perspective was mind blowing. The huge spaces of the castello itself was amazing. When we were there they were setting up for an opera to be performed...More

Thank Mojito12
Reviewed 31 March 2016

By far the coolest thing I saw in Pavia. The size and age are amazing with great gardens and a cool moat surrounding it.

Thank Drew W
Reviewed 26 September 2015

I am giving 3 points only because of the realy bad service in this beautiful medieval castle, It really would be worth visiting,however we had a feeling that the local people did not care at all. Nobody was speaking English, they did not even try,...More

Thank erwine19
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Place is a very nice castle located very near the city center. The visit to the castle as well as the art collection is very interesting (still conservation could be improved). The area inside the castle (gardens) are perfect to admire the whole construction and...More

1  Thank Armando_74a
Reviewed 4 September 2014

The castle itself is "unfinished": only three sides having been completed. The north wall is in ruin, and it was a ruin as early as the mid-500's, as shown in the fresco of the city inside the church of S. Teodoro (reviewed elsewhere). But what...More

1  Thank gpcd
Reviewed 4 September 2014

The museum is really a collation of several units, over three levels and under one roof (and one admission ticket). They consist of a small collection of archeological remains, a largish pinacoteque from late gothic to late 19th century, a small ensemble of romanic and...More

2  Thank gpcd
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The castle is beautiful, but it could be better preserved. Anyway it is interesting to be visited. The exposition that has been announced was about Monet, but it was disapointing. Practically no important Monet paintings, some few from his daughter done at Giverny and some...More

Thank AntonioFrega
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Beautiful castle, nice exhibition ,difficulty to talk to somebody English. Nice people , staff. Environmental control very bad. Very hot inside,what perhaps is not good for the artwork and staff to survive.

1  Thank Marian P
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Though less magnificent than the Sforzesco castle in Milan, it is an interesting view in Pavia worthwhile strolling in the gardens and the museum. There is also a nice playground where children can rest (and play). Often the castle stables host interesting exhibition. Before (or...More

Thank LuciaMilan_Italy
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