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Maschio Angioino, castle of Naples in Italy. Castel Nuovo, or Maschio Angioino, is a historic, medieval and Renaissance castle, and one of the symbols of the city of Naples.
The castle dominates the spectacular Piazza Municipio. In the complex, it is also located the museum, which pertains to the palace chapel and the museum exhibitions of the first and second floor. The construction of its old – Today nucleus partially resurfaced after restoration and archaeological exploration – is due to the initiative of Charles I of Anjou, who in 1266, defeated the Swabians, he ascended the throne of Sicily and established transfer the capital from Palermo to Naples.
The Angevin fortress remains the palace chapel, some towers, and walls. The castle partly reconstructed by Alfonso of Aragon appears irregularly trapezoidal shape and was defended by five large cylindrical towers, four coated stuff, and crowned with battlements of corbels. The castle is surrounded by a moat and towers rise on large stands at the escarpment, in which the texture of stone blocks assumes complex designs, recalling Catalan’s examples. The internal staircase to each of the towers is commonly called the Catalan scale. The same port on the roof of the castle, where the guard patrol boats were placed in the past to control from a possible arrival of enemies. On the northern side it opens, at the tower “Beverello”, one of the windows of the crusades “of the Barons room”; while the other two windows overlook the east side, toward the sea and the other, along the back wall of the “Palatine Chapel”, with narrow lancet between two polygonal towers. Protected the other corner tower called “Gold“, then follows an advanced building which originally supported a loggia and suddenly falling two loggias. On the south side, in front of the Beverello pier, finally, it overlaps a long porch.
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