The palace of governors

It was the seat of Genoese power in Corsica from the 15th century until the French conquest in 1768.

Overlooking the cove of the Old Port from its hanging gardens, this castle was the permanent residence of the governors who had direct links with Genoa. Long considered as a “city within a city”, this imposing building, which at one time became a military barracks, was renovated after the bombings of the Second World War. Since the beginning of the 20th century, it has housed the municipal museum, formerly dedicated to Corsican ethnology.



Palais des Gouverneurs
Place du Donjon, 20200 Bastia