San Giusto Castle, Trieste

The castle of San Giusto is a fortress-museum located on the hill of the same name in Trieste.

This fortress can be dated back to the 15th century; it’s origins are quite original: it was built by the citizens of Trieste to honour the Austrians, who had destroyed the city after its denial to recognize the Emperor Frederick III of Habsburg’s authority. So it’s a monument which honours the winner.

The fortress considerably expanded during the Venetians dominion in the 16th century.

As a historic residence, it was restored in the 2000s and used as a civic museum by the Municipality of Trieste, to which the building has belonged since 1930. On 4 April 2001 on the Lalio bastion was inaugurated the Lapidary Tergestino consisting of inscriptions, sculptures, bas-reliefs and fragments of Roman architecture.

The interior of the castle is full of historical inscriptions and commemorative plaques; immediately in the entrance there are some military banners and emblems of the patrician families of the city, too.

It can only be visited in part: in particular, in addition to the lapidary, the chapel, the Caprin room, the large inner courtyard - the venue for summer events – the museum of weapons and the stands -from which you can enjoy a wide view of the city below - are accessible.

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Tickets at the door

Opening Hours

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday:
10:00 - 16:30
Thursday:
10:00 - 16:30
Friday:
10:00 - 16:30
Saturday:
10:00 - 16:30
Sunday:
10:00 - 16:30

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