At a little over 50ft tall and weighing in at over 7 million pounds, the beautiful Irish styled Otttis Castle of Vilano Beach was completed in 1992 after 7 years of backbreaking construction.
Nearly the entire project was hand built by two stonemasons and a woodworker without the aid of laborers, helpers, elevation drawings, or models. There is no glass in any of the 88 deeply recessed windows, as it is an open air structure, built to survive the elements.
It’s interesting to note that the site is located on the same latitude as the Great Pyramids in Egypt. (30° North Latitude)
Castle Otttis was built purely as a work of art in remembrance of Jesus Christ, and not intended as a residence, commercial building, or tourist attraction.
Think MASSIVE landscape sculpture.
➡️➡️ NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! ⬅️⬅️
However, the castle is available for private tours and weddings... and they host an Interdenominational Christian worship service on the last Sunday morning of every month. All are welcome to the service regardless of belief, culture, ethnicity or orientation.
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND DIGNIFIED.
More info at castleotttis.com.
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