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It is built on a natural position and gradually from the 16th century it was developed into the Byzantine Corfu Town.

The Old fortress is a characteristic symbol of the Old Town and the two peaks were useful for inspectional control of the sea passage. The difference of the Venetian and British style of fortification is obvious all around the fortress.

The visitors are allowed to enter the Fortress, walk around and see the different style of architecture, such as the bas-reliefs Venetian emblems with the marble winged lions of Saint Marc, the inscriptions, the blazons and the cannons. The Old Fortress houses the Records of Corfu Prefecture, the Public Library, departments of the Ministry of Culture and departments of the Ionian University.
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  • Copyright: George Theodorakopoulos (George_th) (4)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-08-03
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/14.8, 1/251 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-11-22 16:42
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