If you've made it to the outback town of Lightning Ridge, make sure to explore this quirky space.
March 28, 2022
Lightning Ridge might be best known for its enduring opal mining history, but the community's collection of bizarre museums and monuments are definitely a close second. Amigo's Castle is perhaps the most emblematic of the town's unusual art spaces. This 15-metre-tall structure, based on Italian ruins, was hand-built with ironstone boulders in the 1980s. It's home to a small gallery, underground cellars, a corner turret and no roof. While the grounds surrounding the castle contain all sorts of tongue-in-cheek oddities.
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