St. George Castle

Mantua, Italy

The Castle of St. George (Castello di San Giorgio) was built from 1395 and finished in 1406 under commission by Francesco I Gonzaga, designed by Bartolino da Novara, one of the most renowned military architects of the time. It has as square plan with four corner towers, surrounded by a ditch with three entrances, each one with a drawbridge. In 1459 architect Luca Fancelli, commissioned by marquis Ludovico III Gonzaga, who assigned several rooms of the Corte Vecchia for the Council of Mantua called by Pope Pius II, restored the castle, which lost definitely lost its military and defensive function.

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Founded: 1395-1406
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Ahsan (12 months ago)
Gonzaga Era was amazing.beautiful architecture and historical palace
CYRUS GALLERY (14 months ago)
Very nice
luciana boldor (20 months ago)
Mantova is absolutely gorgeous. Such a great castle
Hans Stamm (2 years ago)
Mantova snd its castle are widely unknown abroad but a real must to be visited. A wonderful visit throughout the centuries while walking through the castle. From renaissance to today. A wonderful castle. Mantova itself has a perfect small historical center, surrounded by sweetwater lakes. Unique. The only point I did not like was that for the Tea Palace a bit outside the center you need a seperate ticket
Haris Aslanidis (2 years ago)
Yes, take me to castles. I adore the feeling of a previous era and the fact that people lived, ruled and fought there hundreds of years before!
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