Castello a Mare

Palermo, Italy

Castello a Mare is an ancient fortress that guarded the entrance to the port at Palermo in La Cala. Extensive remains are visible, some of which are open to the public. There is a Norman keep, a fortified gate or entrance, and remains of a sophisticated Renaissance star-shaped defence.

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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Staffan Bos (3 months ago)
The place was closed although you can climb some small walls to get in. Homeless people have taken refuge in the round fortification and the signs are illegible, but still interesting place to stroll around.
Aleks Horvat (11 months ago)
It should be free, there are no any guidelines or texts about this place. But anyway, its nice.
Terry D. Jones (12 months ago)
Poor signage, but cool place.
John Canessa (2 years ago)
Very old and has been fully restored. The staff very knowledgeable.
HSY KIM (2 years ago)
I was disappointed when I arrived this place. It was not the castle! It must be a castle old times, but not now. They do not have proper trace either. I was a bit lost to find the way to enter too. Anyway, it would be good as a park. I could meet some locals with kids, dogs, lovers, etc. If you want to take a rest on grasses, maybe good to be here.
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