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Aragonese Castle

Overview

The design of the Aragonese layout was drawn up by Ciro Ciri with the collaboration of Francesco di Giorgio Martini from 1485 to 1498, at the request of Ferdinando I of Aragon. The new structure included the Swabian fortifications and improvements introduced by the Turks, who occupied the city for more than a year (1480). The structure is bordered by a moat and is pentagonal and irregular in shape, with three angular cylindrical towers, and a narrow bastion, reinforced with external ramparts in 1578, on which the coat of arms of Antonio De Mendoza and Don Pedro da Toledo can be seen, while the large coat of arms of Carlo V can be seen on the entrance door.

Hours

From 31/03 to 30/05 and from 1/10 to 5/11: opening hours 10-13 and 15-18

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 10am-8pm

From 1/06 to 30/06 and from 18/09 to 30/09: opening hours 10-22

From 1/07 to 17/09: opening hours 10-24

Aragonese Castle
Piazza Castello, 73028 Otranto LE, Italia
Call +390836212745 Website

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