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Maniace Castle

Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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“southern tip” (4 reviews)
“small museum” (7 reviews)
Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Shame you can't go into the castle because of the renovation, but cheap to get in so didn't mind having a wander round the walls. There's a small but interesting museum as well which had some interesting artifacts.

Thank Traitor101666
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Well worth the visit but it is under renovation as of 25 nov 17. There is no access to the castle. Still worth the trip for the views and the exhibits. Not much of a gift shop but it is a great place to visit....More

Thank ljlentz
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

had to go here just to see this building and to see the views an impressive military building with an equally impressive history as does the whole of Syracuse really .,! worth a detour and a visit

Thank Tripmonkey00
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Lovely setting for a well preserved Castle. The grounds are clean and easily accessable. Great views from around its walls of the sea and harbour areas. Not a lot to do inside but a good chance to rest and take in the sun.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is under major renovation and you can’t go into the main castle at all. You can walk on the walls a little, so it’s worth going in for this alone. Only €2 entry. Remember only open in mornings and not every day.

1  Thank Stoddd
Reviewed 9 October 2017

when we lived in Siracusa 41 years ago we were never able to visit this amazing place as it was then being used as a barracks. The staff admit that there is work in progress but we still enjoyed looking round this ruin and gazing...More

Thank writer5
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Historic fort with great views of the city. Definitely worth visiting when you're in Ortigia. A short walk from the center of town.

Thank finman66
Reviewed 20 September 2017

It's more the structure and the views at this place then anything. No information provided but it's a nice walk around and not much to get in.

Thank temashana
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Though heavily downgraded it is still an impressive military structure and it's possible to go up on the ramparts which offer wonderful panoramas in all directions. Very good small exhibitions

Thank AJB14
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The castle is well worth a visit. It's only 4 euros entrance fee. There are some spectacular views from inside the castle looking out . A great piece of history.

Thank Lesley B
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