Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Travel Guide

Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Sights

Castello Aragonese

  • Piazza Castello Map It
  • Otranto
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

The massive Aragonese Castle is considered a masterpiece of 16th-century military architecture. Rebuilt by the Spanish viceroy Don Pedro di Toledo in 1535 after it was badly damaged in the siege of Otranto (1480) when the invading Turkish armies destroyed the city, its impressive walls and bastions dominate the port and seashore. Various exhibitions are held in the castle during the summer months.

Sight Information


Piazza Castello, Otranto, Apulia, 73028, Italy

Map It


0836-801436; 0836-210094

Sight Details:

  • €7 whole complex; €3 underground vaults only

Published 06/20/2007


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