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Address: Viale 25 Luglio, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Surprising art exhibitions and good historical background.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
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South Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 exhibited there makes the modest entrance fee a total bargain.

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of which was of some Andy Warhol work we hadn't seen before. The other two... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I visited Castello Carlo V in Lecce on a pleasant September day. There is a modest admission charge. The castle itself is pretty bare of furnishings, but it played host to three art exhibitions that I enjoyed: Andy Warhol, Ercole Pignatelli, and Fausto Manara. I especially enjoyed the modern art by the latter two. Warhol leaves me cold, and I... More 

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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

There was so little to see we were thoroughly disappointed. What is worth while is the Tourist Information will sell you a guide for euro 1.50 which has all the landmarks and information about them all. It makes it the perfect way to walk around Lecce and see everything.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We popped into the Castello Carlo V almost by accident, trying to avoid the rain that was piling down in Lecce on a gloomy September (2016) afternoon. The building itself is extremely well-maintained, but what really drew my wife and I in was the Andy Warhol exhibition, which I think is there until October 2016. Although on the small side,... More 

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Crescent Head, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

A little bare and light on for things to see. Large, virtually empty building and not cheap. There was an art exhibition inside which was additional to the ticket price and included without our knowledge. Didn't plan to see it.

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Thank Judit731
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Only the first floor was opened. The castle was completely empty and the information about the history is really confused. Maybe after some months will be better but now it's just interesting if you don't have anything to do.

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Stowmarket, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

The main castle was closed for restoration, but we found the recently excavated underground passages amazing. - and very well restored

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Lady in the ticket office very helpful, unfortunately some parts of the castle temporarily closed but the first floor had a exhibition of art in some of the rooms.

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Norwich, Eng
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Wasn't expensive to enter but most was closed to public as is undergoing restoration - Not worth visiting if time is short

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