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Museo Civico Castello Ursino

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Piazza Federico di Svevia 3, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Centro Catania
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I only saw from the outside as a private function going on when I went. Looks well maintained. I would say not in best part of town depending on which way you approach.

Thank IAN D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful castle with great exhibitions inside. It was very cheap to get in and the view was breathtaking from the terrace. Easy to get to-a real gem!

Thank Shankliniow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't actually pay for the museum entry as we were not enticed by the entrance hall exhibits & the price, but its worth walking round the square if nothing else. Its not lit up at night.

Thank Robert_B_London61
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Since neither my wife nor i are big museum people and since the cost to enter it was what we considered excessive, we decided to skip going into it and just walked around the exterior walls.

1  Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 5 October 2018

the inside seems a bit improvised and chaotic. It doesn't seem to have a central theme, except for all the items on display to be from Catania. They have exibition pieces from various eras, but without any order or many explanations. If you don't have...More

1  Thank Lauryyylu
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived just in time before closing. The part of the exhibition we enjoyed most is the very old sculptures and pottery. There is very very little info on the castle and its history, it's a pity. The price of ticket is large for the...More

1  Thank Anfrist
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We wanted to visit the old castle but they had an exhibition with some religious paintings and asked for 12 Euro entrance per person. Because we were not interested in the exhibition (did not want to see the thousandth madonna painting) and so I asked...More

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The audio tour is for the art collection and quite a bit over my head. I am not well versed in painting techniques but I think it is always useful to take the device. This location is cooler than some in Catania since the Castle...More

Thank Dropback10
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This is the place for historians, art-lovers, and photographers. We easily spent two hours exploring the castle and soaking in its offerings, which included a variety of paintings, sketches, coins, pottery, sculptures, and ancient spinning wheels and rope braiders. At one point, a friendly docent...More

Thank Catc1966
Reviewed 5 July 2018

on a hot afternoon a very welcome visit to an interestig glimpse of Catanias history ,with wonderful art work ,

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