Castello Maniace

Local nameCastello Maniace
LocationSiracusa, Italy

The Castello Maniace is a citadel and castle in Syracuse, Sicily, southern Italy. It is situated at the far point of the Ortygia island promontory, where it was constructed between 1232 and 1240 by the Emperor Frederick II. It bears the name of George Maniakes, the Byzantine general who besieged and took the city in 1038. Originally, one could only enter the castle over a bridge spanning a moat. A feature of the castle is the decorated portal. Today the castle is open to public and is a local tourist attraction in Syracuse.

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Opening hours

Daily 9 am - 1:30 pm

Admission

Free.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castello_Maniace

Phone +39 0931 464 420

Address Isola di Ortigia, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy

Coordinates 37°3'13" N 15°17'43.001" E

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