Castle of Charles V

Local nameCastello di Carlo V
LocationLecce, Italy

The Castle of Charles V, also known as the Castello di Lecce, is a castle in Lecce, Italy. It was first built in the Middle Ages, and was strengthened by Charles V in 1539, to a design by the architect Gian Giacomo dell’Acaya. To build this fortress two constructions were pulled down: the Chapel of the Trinity and the Monastery of the Benedictine Order of the Saint Cross. The castle did not have only defensive functions, in the 18th century one of its rooms was used as a theatre.

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Address Piazza Giuseppe Libertini, Lecce 73100, Italy

Coordinates 40°21'8.871" N 18°10'30.128" E

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