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Ursino Castle

Must See

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Must See Ursino Castle

Built by Frederick II of Swabia starting from 1234, the Castle has a strict quadrangular plan with two of the corner towers still visible.

First used as a fortress, it later became the seat of the Aragonese sovereigns and the Spanish Viceroys, later a prison and barracks.

Today it houses the Catania Civic Museum and includes collections from various periods.

Duration of Visit: 1 h

Approximate Time Distance From the Port: 16 min. by foot.


Address Piazza Federico di Svevia 24, Catania

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