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Built between 1572 and 1645 by the Italian architect F. Vitelli, on the hill of St. Mark, the inner buildings of the fortress were constructed by the British.
It consists of two massive twin bastions and is considered to be a marvel of fortress architecture.
It should be visited not least for the magnificent view of the town and sea that it affords, preferably in the late afternoon, when the heat is less intense.
Recently restored, it is often used by the municipal authorities of Corfu for exhibitions, concerts and many other cultural activities.
There is a bar/cafe within the fortress, and a 'gallerie' where you may obtain various publications issued by the municipality, prints, tourist guides and maps.
In the wing on the left-hand side of the first floor of the barracks there is an exhibition centre, where interesting collections of paintings, sculpture and photographs, by artists of international repute, are often displayed.
The stairs you ascend in order to penetrate into the Fortress lead to one of the tunnels, which in turn leads to the centre of the town by way of the local market-place.
The area in which the market is located was a 'dry moat', overlooked by ramparts and connected with the Fortress as part of its fortifications.
Entrance from the upper part of Solomou street.
You can also reach this through the tunnel just beside the fish market.