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Castel del Monte

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Address: Andria, Italy
Phone Number: 0883569997
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it's an UNESCO's protected site. It's a must to see. What it was? Why an octagone? Still a mistery. I love mysteries, who doesn't?

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Don't set your expectations too high for this "Attraction". We travelled by Car from Bari, guided by roadsigns to the famed Castel del Monte, a journey of about an hour. Tourists have to pay to park about 1Km away and get up to the castle, inevitably by shuttle coach costing another few euros. After getting to the castle itself, from... More 

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Trieste
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

it's an UNESCO's protected site. It's a must to see. What it was? Why an octagone? Still a mistery. I love mysteries, who doesn't?

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Castel del Monte is one of the most significant structures of medieval architecture ever built. Built as a residence by the Emperor Frederick II, significantly known as the Stupor Mundi. The castle is built on top of a big hill commanding a view of the Pugliese countryside. It is serene and beautiful. The castle itself is very elegant (a tall... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Interesting visit around this restored octagonal castle on 2 floors. The castle is unfurnished, so the interest is in the architecture. From the path around the castle you can see all over Puglia. There is a café/restaurant on the site where you can taste the Castel del Monte wine. Parking in a small car park at the Castel, or in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Beautifully restored castle with great vistas of the surrounding area. Unique architecture atop a hill.

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Georgetown South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

this is an interesting Frederick II castle which is situated on a hill with great views to the coast in Puglia. The symmetry of design is somewhat unique for a structure built in 1200, Definitely worth a visit if you are near Gravina Italy

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The castle was all built based on the number 8, or multiples of it. It is lovely to walk through, but the best part is the view. You are on top of a promontory and can view the spectacular valley below. Well worth the drive up.

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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you're driving a car in the southern part of Italy... It will be a wonderful idea of you stop there and admire the beauty of such a beautiful castle... It has a unique structure worth admiring

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West Hallam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Not a lot more I can say really - this place needs to be visited if you are in the area. It stands out above the landscape, with its unusual octagonal design (something which is repeated inside as well), and holds a majestic power over the area. The history of the building was presented fairly well in an audio guide.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Castel del Monte is visible from miles away. It was meant to be! This in not a pure fortress, it is a symbol of power. It is not especially defensible. There were rings of more distant fortresses that saw to the defense. Castel del Monte was a kingly residence built in the 12th Century. It has none of the amenities... More 

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Address: Address: Andria, Italy
Phone Number: 0883569997
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani  >  Andria

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