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Trieste - ST. JUSTIN’S CASTLE

Would you like to have the most beautiful view of the city?
You can have this from the walls of St. Justin’s castle

What about taking a stroll along the walls of St. Justin’s Castle? For a while, you will feel as if you were one of the lords of the past who built similar fortresses so they could guarantee the control, even if only by taking a mere look, of the entire city below.

Its history

St. Justin’s hill, upon which the Castle was built, had always been the place destined to host a fortress dating back to Roman times, due to its strategic position.
In this case, St. Justin’s Castle dates back to the 15th century and it owes its construction (referring to the first part of the castle to be built, the Casa del Capitano Imperiale (The Home of the Imperial Captain ) to the indemnity that the Trieste population were forced to pay Frederick III of Habsburg, so he could position one of his Caesarean captains there to guard and protect the city.

Trieste Cathedral

Situated in the same Piazza from which you access the Castle, you can visit St. Justin’s Cathedral, the city’s main church.

From the Albergo alla Posta to St. Justin’s Castle

Starting from the Albergo alla Posta, you can reach St. Justin’s Castle on foot (it is about 1km away).
However, for those who prefer a more leisurable trip, we recommend you take the bus which leaves from the stop opposite the hotel itself in piazza Oberdan and then to return on foot, so you will be able to enjoy the pleasurable downhill route as well as the spectacular panoramic view of Trieste.

The Museum

The importance of exploiting St. Justin’s Castle for tourism purposes was only fully realised as from the 1930s, when its internal areas were reorganised. Today, the hall and the external areas can be visited together with St. George’s Chapel, the Stairway of Honour, the Caprin Anti-Chamber, the Armoury and the Lapidario Tergestino (Lapidarium).

The definition of the city hotel
" We found this one-night stay only by luck and got the fantastic price - for my opinion this is the best possible solution for a short city trip to Trieste, but each city should have this type of 'albergo': old historic building in the downtown or nearby, traditional look, modern interior with a drops of clasics - fireplace, old elevator, preserved details... Excellent room with artemide lamps, very good wi-fi and renovated bathroom. Breakfast quite regular but more then enough. All together - the must in Trieste if you could have the same price, something more than 50 euros for the double room. Room Tip: There are some differencies among the rooms by the floors, ask at the reception if you need anything... "
DeeLayla
Belgrade, Serbia
11/11/2014