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Castelo de Itaipava reviews
The castle itself is beauiful and authentic. The hotel offers very goode service and the restaurants and shop are very good! Plenty of cars space and many historical spots. Go for it. more »
You cannot visit fully if you´re not hosted here - but the Bistro is open to the public and the food is awesome more »
They close the restaurant Fridays at 8pm!
Please note that the below review does not cover hotel, restaurant nor the party staying in the castle but had been written after visiting the place as a tourist. This place may be an awesome area for a party (as it seems to be created for this) but If you think that visiting the castle could be a nice thing to do while in Itaipava than you are wrong... There is absolutely nothing to see/do for "the visitors" (ok, the view is quite interesting but you can have it anywhere in the area). I have seen other people's comments that it is not worth visiting but I unfortunately I was not smart enough to stay at home. The castle outside is not really representative (I carried my camera for nothing), the shop has nothing interesting to offer (I was really hoping to get some cool souvenires but found just few low-quality glasses and toys) and it has this "plastic card" that you get at the entrance. No idea why this was implemented as it brings no benefits but complicates stuff all right (I was for such a long time in a line to pay for one item that i needed to give it up at some point. I could not just give back the item and walk away - i still needed to be attended by the cashier who would cancel the item record from my card. Who had this brilliant idea???). Also, the official website does not contain the basic information for visitors (or it is really well hidden) such as: prices, hours and details on the visiting. Also, don't go there by Uber - apparently there are some GPS signal problems as no driver could find us. If you are planning to visit the castle for a different reason than a party - rethink your plans. The place has lot of potential - hopefully will be utilized in the future.
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