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Castel del Monte

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Address: Andria, Italy
Phone Number: 0883569997
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Gorgeous Castle

Beautiful castle, wonderful views, it was all a little confusing when we got there, they had barriers across the road, but when we drove through the them we got to the top and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful castle, wonderful views, it was all a little confusing when we got there, they had barriers across the road, but when we drove through the them we got to the top and it was all open. I we went with the advice that we could have a great meal, but the restaurant was half closed, still worth visiting! Beautiful... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Do not waste our time travel to the castle if not in the area. The castle looks nice outside and the views from the hill are great but it's it. There is nothing to watch inside (entrance fee €5 pp) - two types of the rooms - with and without a fireplace. Quite annoying compulsory parking a mile downhill (€5... More 

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Posa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Castle is worth seeing - both in itself and because of the surroundings and the magnificent view. Late afternoon is a great time to visit. Avoid the busiest times - lines everywhere. But the restaurant up by the castle is dreadful. We spotted some locals that brought their own takout pizza with them an enjoyed a sunset picknik.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Without a good guide, the visit of the castle maybe not convince you. We had a fantastic Italian guide, who told with enthusiasm about the various mysteries (including esoteric ones) surrounding this intrigating castle.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a must see if you happen to be in the Andria area. Not only is the castle and it's history fascinating, but it is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside, filled with walking paths, etc. I loved every minute of my visit.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Castel del Monte rises up out of nowhere, a cream coloured stone hexagonal castle. It's shape is arresting and has you hooked from the moment you see it. It is other worldly from without and from within and is imbued with a sense of mystery. This castle is a must if you are spending a few days in the... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stopped to see this castle on our way to the Brindisi area. No crowds, no cars and a quick in and out. It was a highlight of our Italian vacation. It got even better when we ate at the small restaurant closest to the castle and its parking lot. The castle itself is something out of a fairy tale...beautiful... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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