Castel Nuovo – Naples

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The Maschio Angioino o Castel Nuovo (New Castle) is a medieval castle situated in central Naples.

When Charles I moved the capital of his reign from Palermo to Naples he ordered to build a new royal residence. The construction started in 1279 and lasted for three years. Thanks to its location and size the Castel Nuovo is considered one of the most famous building of Naples.

The castle was theatre of many important historical events, as the elections of Pope Boniface VII.

During the 14th century the Castel Nuovo was seriously damaged after Louis I of Hungary’s troops attacked the city.

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When Alfonso V from the Aragonese family became king of Naples he decided to remodel the castle in order to make it more efficient in case of attack. He also wanted to add a triumphal arch to celebrate his power. Not even fifty years later Naples was conquered by the King of Spain and the castle was converted into a military fortress.

Castel Nuovo was last renovated at the beginning of the 19th century.

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Castel Nuovo – Naples

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The Maschio Angioino o Castel Nuovo (New Castle) is a medieval castle situated in central Naples.

When Charles I moved the capital of his reign from Palermo to Naples he ordered to build a new royal residence. The construction started in 1279 and lasted for three years. Thanks to its location and size the Castel Nuovo is considered one of the most famous building of Naples.

The castle was theatre of many important historical events, as the elections of Pope Boniface VII.

During the 14th century the Castel Nuovo was seriously damaged after Louis I of Hungary’s troops attacked the city.

Read More

When Alfonso V from the Aragonese family became king of Naples he decided to remodel the castle in order to make it more efficient in case of attack. He also wanted to add a triumphal arch to celebrate his power. Not even fifty years later Naples was conquered by the King of Spain and the castle was converted into a military fortress.

Castel Nuovo was last renovated at the beginning of the 19th century.

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