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Porcia Castle in Spittal an der Drau

Porcia Castle in Spittal an der Drau, Austria

The Renaissance castle in the style of an Italian palazzi was built in 16th century. It houses a museum for local history and a female ghost. Porcia Castle (Schloss Porcia) is notorious for the White Lady Katharina of Salamanca, who is said to be cursed to haunt the rooms.

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Palaces Renaissance

Courtyard of Porcia Castle in Spittal

Auditorium at Schloss Porcia, Austria

On my walk through Spittal an der Drau I got a glimpse of the courtyard of Porcia Palace (Schloss Porcia). On that day there were some preparations for a theatre festival taking place in this courtyard. Seems to be an excellent location for a classical stage play, doesn’t it?

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Pillories

Pillory in Spittal an der Drau

A pillory in front of Porcia Castle

A pillory built in the 16th century situated in front of Porcia Castle (Schloss Porcia) in the Carinthian city Spittal an der Drau.