Welcome to the Aragonese Castle in Calabria

Together with the Riace Bronzes, the Castle is one of Reggio Calabria’s symbols.

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The Aragonese Castle in Calabria
The Aragonese Castle in Calabria (Credits: ANSA/ UFFICIO STAMPA/ ENNY MAZZELLA)

The Aragonese Castle in Reggio Calabria is one of the most famous castles for calabria and Italy as well. Beyond containing centuries of history embedded in an enchanting building, the Aragonese Castle is, together with the Riace Bronzes, one of the city’s symbols.

As explained by the Italian Tourism Agency, “even though it is referred to as Aragonese, its origins are indeed much older. Throughout the centuries it has been restored and enlarged by its conquerors: from the Normans to the Angevins and the Aragonese.
It was Ferdinando I of Aragon who, in 1458, commissioned the most substantial of the Castle’s modifications, expanding it to its maximum size and grandeur”.

Unfortunately, around the very early 19th Century some parts of the castle started collapsing. However, a recent and radical restoration brought it back to its original splendour, and transformed it into a very special the seat of expositions and art exhibitions.

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