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Clarion Collection Arthotel & Park Lecce

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Via Giorgio de Chirico 1, Lecce, IT, 73100

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Castello Carlo V

Viale XXV Luglio
Lecce, 73100
The castle was built in 1573 by Carlo V around the preexistent medieval castle constructed by Riccardo Normanno, the count of Lecce. So it is a mixture of two different periods: the internal keep is from Norman times while the external walls are from the period of Carlo V. After the building was completed it was isolated by a moat and four walls connected by bastions were built around the medieval core. There are two ways of getting to the castle, either through the Piazza Carlo V or through Piazzale delle Poste. The castle is often used as a space for exhibitions sponsored by the Comune di Lecce.
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