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Museo Civico di Castelbuono

Closed Now: 09:30 - 13:00, 15:30 - 19:00
Open today: 09:30 - 13:00, 15:30 - 19:00
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This castle museum built in the 14th c has features of both Arab and Norman architecture. There are... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
showmemo61
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Jefferson City, Missouri
More on the inside than you would expect

3 different floors in the castle some parts from 1100, but lots of changes to the structure over... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
gtrot
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Piazza Castello, 90013 Castelbuono, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

This castle museum built in the 14th c has features of both Arab and Norman architecture. There are art galleries, a lovely courtyard and the chapel of St Anne decorated with marvelous stuccowork and the supposed skull of St Anne. This castle has a lot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

3 different floors in the castle some parts from 1100, but lots of changes to the structure over the centuries. Chapel has raised 'sculptures' depicting the angels vs the devils. Some priestly robes of exquisite quality and workmanship. At the top level there is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A rainy day in Cefalu bought us here and we had a great visit. I hadn't researched the castle and thought we were just going to check out a lovely old building but it has so much on offer. A lot of effort has gone...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Just shows what a bit of effort does to enhance the traveller's experience. A huge effort has gone into representing the history of Castelbuono with excellent descriptions, depictions and restoration of this great historical site. You will leave this site greatly appreciative of the efforts...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Alberto D
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The Castle is impressively towering above the city, you immediately travel back centuries in time. The history of the castle and chapel is very nicely displayed, and beautiful details are still visible in the castle's architecture. For whom is visiting Cefalú, this is a must-do...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marc T
Reviewed 22 November 2017

When a medieval castle is built on top of a Roman city, there is a danger that the ruins will be lost. But not here. A lot of the castle has been opened up so you can tour two eras of history. Well marked with...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Museum is part of the castle and included in admission price. Some old art, some new, some holy church art snd some ancient relics.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank NewJerseyMovieman
Reviewed 17 September 2017

There are several floors here, so good legs are required. The modern are display on the ground floor was provocative. The cellars looked cool. The Chapel right at the top of the castle is worthy of the effort to climb the stairs.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Nice museum. It was very cheap and it had a lot of beautiful pictures. We got a free guide who was nice and sweet and spoke English very well

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank line98kbh
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting old castle with fab views around the valley. Beautiful old chapel inside and collections of jewellery and religious garments.

Date of experience: July 2017
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