Castello San Giusto

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Piazza della Cattedrale, Trieste, Italy

Castello San Giusto Trieste Reviews

Maurizioago Maurizio…
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The castle. Feb 10, 2017
What we see today is a large construction built between 1468 and1636. It is thought there was an early bronze age hillfort (around 2000 BC) at the place of this castle. In the Middle Age the Venetian built another building. It was destroyed in the XIV century. Between 1468-1471 Fredrick III of Absburg built another constuction on that site. Other works were made by the Venetians from 1508 to 1509. The castle was completed in 1630 with the buildings of the bastions and the walls.

The museum inside the castle is made up of a furnished room and the Casa del Capitano. This is the oldest building in the castle. It houses a collection of weaponry, some furniture and other things. Temporary exibitions are held at the castle.

Once you visited the museum you can stroll on the ramparts on the castle to enjoy a beautiful landscape over the city.

Inside the large courtyard various concerts and shows are held.
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Great views of Trieste Oct 21, 2010
Constructed around the fifteenth century, the Castello di San Giusto is an impressive building which houses a wonderful collection of artefacts that relate to Trieste.

I thought the collections were very detailed. They have quite a few historical documents which are in Italian obviously, but with no summaries or brief explanations in English. The collection of armour and weaponry is small but very impressive. I really like the views from the top of the castle; on a fine day, the water and surrounding area look amazing. In the central courtyard, you can access an exhibition which houses old sculpture and mosaics.

Admission fee was several euros. An audio guide is available in several languages for hire, and I recommend it if you want to pick up extra details and information, as the information posted throughout the site is 99% Italian.
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