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“A must see if you are in Trieste”

Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico
Ranked #2 of 361 things to do in Trieste
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Vicenza, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A must see if you are in Trieste”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We toured the castle on a sunny Sunday afternoon and learned so much about Maximilian and the history of the area. It was fascinating to see copies of the original drawings for the castle designed in the 1860's. The setting of the castle is amazing, overlooking the Adriatic, it's a must see if you are in the area of Trieste.

Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice garden, "average" palace”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The view and the walk in the park is beautiful, during a sunny day; wide variety of plants and flowers. The "castle" is the vacation villa of Ferdinand Maximilian of Habsburg, archduke of Austria and the emperor of Mexico. The interior is very rich, adorned and well preserved, because has been built around 1850. It is not my kind of style and there are so many other historical attractions; but if you are there I would suggest to pay the 4 euros for the visit (specially if you are interested in that historical period and family)

Visited July 2014
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San Ramon, California
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed this visit”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a really nice castle that's a short bus ride from downtown. It's small enough to walk around comfortably in, with each room laid out as it had been in the past, rather than set up to overload you with too many portrait paintings. There also are nice grounds to walk around, although some of that is undergoing restoration. We liked this place the most in Trieste.

Visited July 2014
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Zagreb, Croatia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Austrian touch in Italy”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

At first glance you can see that the Austrians have built it, but it is not maintained as similar castles in Austria. The rooms are nicely furnished, well maintained garden, but the very vicinity of the castle should be cleaner.
The sign at the entrance says that one hour of parking costs 3 euros, on the board at the toll booth-, 4 euros, which is confusing (costs 4 euros).
Overlooking the crystal-clear sea.
Certainly worth visiting,but we expected alittle bit more.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Great Mix of History, Architechure, Beauty and Culture”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Was just expecting 'another' castle, but the location and scenery was amazing. Decent parking is available.

The castle and the grounds themselves are beautiful (gardens under renovation). History and culture abound. Visit the home of the once (briefly) Emperor Of Mexico.

Check out great seafood restaurant a few km away (Trattoria Al Pescatore) afterwards (parking may be tough)

Visited July 2014
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