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Castello San Giorgio

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The Castle was so big and with so many works and pieces of art. I personally love old Roman... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
More displays of wealth

This is a vast collection of paintings, tapestries, Roman and Greek sculpture; all on display in an... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
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Piazza Sordello 40, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 02 015 2004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Castle was so big and with so many works and pieces of art. I personally love old Roman sculptures so it was a nice visit, for a good price for sudents. Thank you.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joaobiscaiamelo
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This is a vast collection of paintings, tapestries, Roman and Greek sculpture; all on display in an incredibly beautiful building. In our opinion, the collection rivals the Vatican Museums, and the building is what the House of Habsburg hoped to accomplish in Vienna.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Impressive medieval fortress, protected by deep moats filled with water (do walk around them to admire the humourous and beautiful works of art placed on the water: in September 2018, there were horses, as well as beautiful tuttus, a parody of swans) Built in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took a side trip from Verona to Mantova and visited the San Giorgio castle. The tour of the grounds and buildings were very interesting, as was the video of the years of that it took to build the castle. Mantova is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lee F
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Unfortunately the heat distracted what was otherwise a very worthwhile visit. Each room has commentary in both Italian and English and describes very well the murals and artefacts contained within. We spent over an hour there discovering all about the history. On a cooler day...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hazelnutineverybite
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This castle is part of the Ducal Palace. We were only able to take a ride by it, but found it to be very impressive. It is a reddish castle and dates back to the Middle Ages, from the time of the Gonzaga family. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

A 14th century fortress enlarged and rebuilt by the Gonzaga family to protect Mantua in the 15th century. It is a worthwhile visit and is part of the visit to the Palazzo Ducale. Yo a S.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is, I believe, a finer example than Castel del Angelo in Rome or the Castle in Ferrara. Well maintained, with fine exhibits throughout.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Peter L
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Well preserved castle from medieval times. Well preserved but moat water should be kept fresh. Nice green surroundings

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Tonio C
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Very old town full of interesting buildings and churches etc. Lots of cobbled streets and shops to wander round. The Castle was built between 1395 and 1406 and designed by Bartolino da Novaro, a renowned military architect at the time. The Ducal Palace was added...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Brundett3
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