Castello Barbarossa

Castello Barbarossa is an archaeological ruin and ornithological station in Anacapri, on the island of Capri, Italy. It is named after the former corsair and Ottoman Kapudan Pasha (Admiral) Hayreddin Barbarossa, who stormed it in 1535 and destroyed it in 1544. The construction date is uncertain but it perhaps dates back to the late ninth century. From 1898, the structure, now in ruins, was owned by the Swedish psychiatrist Axel Munthe who donated it to his foundation. The surroundings, interesting for their botanical features, are home to the island's ornithological station.

Castello Barbarossa
Photo of Castello Barbarossa from 1890
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LocationAnacapri, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy
Coordinates40°33′21″N 14°13′37″E
TypeFortification
History
FoundedApproximately 9th century
Abandoned1544