Tovrea Castle


Phoenix,  Arizona
Tovrea Castle—a three-tiered wedding cake near Papago Park—has always been something of a mystery. The former hotel, built by an Italian businessman in 1931, sat empty for decades before the city took it over for renovations. Now you can tour the property with its secret tunnels, art deco fireplaces, and garden of more than 2,000 cacti. Guides are quick with the spooky details. Here’s one: The bullet hole in the kitchen ceiling happened during a burglary.
Last Reviewed July 2012
  • Address

    5025 E. Van Buren
    Phoenix, AZ 

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    Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays


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