Castello ManiaceCurrently Open
- Address: Via Castello Mainace 51, Ortigia, Siracusa (Syracusa), Italy, 96100, Syracuse
- Timings: 09:00 am - 01:30 pm Details
- Phone: +39-0931464420
- Ticket Price: 4 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Waterfront, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
Located on the eastern tip of Ortigia, the present day Castello Maniace was constructed in the 13th century during the rule of Emperor Frederick II. However, the original castle is named after the Byzantine General George Maniakes who conquered Syracuse in 1038 and built a fortress here in the 11th century. All through the 14th, 15th and early 16th century, the castle was the royal home for the Queens of Sicily and for a brief time in the 1400’s the castle was also used as a prison. The place was also passed down from the King of Sicily to a number of Dukes- each one adding their own unique additions to the castle.
Today, the castle offers a fabulous place for architecture lovers (the design of the castle with high arches and beautiful pillars makes for great pictures) and a fascinating view of the Mediterranean Sea. Do take some time to check out the recently discovered Grand Hall of the castle and don’t forget to check out the archaeological exhibit that includes ceramics that date back to the Norman era and hand grenades that date back to the 16th century.
Entrance Ticket Details For Castello Maniace
- Admission Fee- Adult: Euros 4; Reduced: Euros 2
How to Reach Castello Maniace
- On Foot
- By renting electrical bicycle/ bike/ scooter/ car
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33.33% of people who visit Syracuse include Castello Maniace in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
63.16% of people start their Castello Maniace visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Castello Maniace
66.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Castello Maniace