Newly restored Bourtzi Castle in Nafplio opens its doors to the public


Having undergone extensive restoration and maintenance, the Venetian Bourtzi Castle located on Nafplio has reopened to the public.

Previously used as a small castle where an executioner lived and put prisoners to death. The fortress was initially designed by Antonio Gambello, an architect from Bergamo and completed by engineer Brancaleone in 1471.

In a combined statement by the Greek Cultural Ministry and the Hellenic Public Properties Company, the castle will become an accessible monument which will be a symbol for culture and recreation.

The refurbishments, including improvements to access for those with disabilities, will now see the site become a popular tourist attraction for Nafplio.  

Source: Amna Greece




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