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New Fortress, Corfu Town

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Wander through tunnels, underground galleries, and vaulted passages of New Fortress and you'll feel like you've been transported to the Venetian age of nobles and knights. Perched on the hill, it affords panoramic views of the old port and the city of Corfu. Venetians built this fortress in two levels between 1576 and 1645 using stone from nearly 2,000 houses and churches. Notice the winged Lion of St. Mark on the Royal Gate and its two bastions, remarkable examples of defensive architecture. A stone building from the British rule houses a museum of ceramic art as well as a small cafe. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to New Fortress and many more Corfu Town attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Corfu Town trip itinerary builder website.
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  • The New Fortress is a Venetian fortress built on the hill of St. Mark in Corfu in stages. The current buildings which exist within the fortress were built by the British during their rule of the... 
    The New Fortress is a Venetian fortress built on the hill of St. Mark in Corfu in stages. The current buildings which exist within the fortress were built by the British during their rule of the...  more »
  • This place is closed on tuesdays and there is no entrance fee. The view over the city, towards the old fortress and towards the harbour with the cruiseliner is quite nice and it’s worth to visit... 
    This place is closed on tuesdays and there is no entrance fee. The view over the city, towards the old fortress and towards the harbour with the cruiseliner is quite nice and it’s worth to visit...  more »
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  • Interesting historical landmark which provides a very nice top view of the old town of Corfu. There's no entrance fee. You can enter from the north side, after climbing some steps from the old town. A very decent toilet is available next to the entrance.
  • While it's nice to walk around, there are no signs or anything explaining the history of it which would have been nice. View is good though of Corfu town

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