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Castello Estense

Largo Castello 1, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 299233
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Largo Castello 1, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
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"beautiful castle"
in 16 reviews
"este family"
in 22 reviews
"information boards"
in 8 reviews
"real castle"
in 6 reviews
"centre of town"
in 9 reviews
"impressive building"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 5 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 4 reviews
"ceiling frescoes"
in 4 reviews
"first floor"
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"visit ferrara"
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"tourist office"
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"old city"
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"moat"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Castello Este is very large on the outside and has several moats and many towers on the outside. It was partially damaged by the earthquake in 2012. They have repaired the towers that were damaged. It is in the Centre so can be seen...More

Thank Jan S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stop by Ferrara to look this wonderful castle. The only problem we had is that there is luggage storage in the station. Fortunately we found a hostel (20 minutes walk) were you can pay 5 euros per luggage to store for a day. Quite...More

Thank raul s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a day trip to Ferrara, and if you go there, the Castillo is the place to visit. The rest of the city was rather unremarkable—even the old town seemed more old than charming. Although taxis are available at the train station, we chose...More

Thank Virgina C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view from the Torre dei Leoni + beautiful courtyards and fresco painted halls. Lovely location in the centre of town and beautiful walls.

Thank Maurizio V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looks very good from outside but almost nothing left inside. The prison cells at the basement of the castle are the most unusual attraction to see as one can easily imagine yourself in those dungeons! Don't miss them!

Thank SanFran111
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in July, despite the high season no crowd was there. A beautiful castle in perfect condition. The most important thing to see in Ferrara.

Thank Gabor K
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

After walking around the castello for days, it was interesting to finally make it inside. We skipped the art exhibition and enjoyed the inside instead, well worth our time and the price.

Thank tuvagr
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

In the late middle ages the powerful family Este was the leading force in this part of Italy. To protect themselves from riots and competing factions, they built this castle in the 14th century. This "Castello Estense" is situated in the heart of the historic...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This castle included furniture as well as exhibits in all of the rooms. It was very well done and probably because of this, it was quite crowded. But worth seeing!

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Ferrara's castle is a small castle in the centre of Ferrara, where you can spent roughly an hour. The upper parts of the castle is not very impressive but they complete the picture. The cafeteria on the upper floor also deserves a visit.

Thank Dimitra M
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June C
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