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Castle on the Seaside

The imposing towers of Castel Nuovo dominate the bay of Naples, which once served as a royal residence and medieval fortress. Today, it serves as the headquarters for the Neapolitan Society of National History, meeting place for city council, cultural events center, and private art studios. For these reasons, only a small part of the castle is accessible to the public as a museum. Among its attractions are the Barons Hall, Purgatory Chapel, multimedia hall (“the Armory”), and several museum displays of jewelry, sculpture, and paintings. Other notable features include the terrace, with its breath-taking seaside and city vistas, as well as the glass floor in the dungeon, where you can view unearthed skeletons beneath your feet. Although not nearly as impressive or worth the admission price as other museums, Castel Nuovo may be worth a 15-minute stop just to admire the architecture and history.

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