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Castel del Monte

Andria, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Andria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
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Barcelona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This place is a delight to visit, mainly because it is so easy to visit. You drive down the road towards the place and, at a certain point, someone tells you which parking lot to use. There the attendant helps you park your car and you pay €5 no matter how many passengers. Then you have the choice of either... More

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Msida, Malta
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Make sure that you get a tour with one of the talented guides, who will explain the intriguing history of this castle, as otherwise all you see is just an empty castle. But once you start hearing the facts and hypothesis about this building, you will be truly intrigued

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Omer, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

For those travelling along the eastern (Adriatic) coast of Italy, it is well worth a stop to visit Castel de Monte (exit A14 motorway at Andria-Barletta).The castle has eight towers which form a unique octoganonal shape and is located on top of a hill, that gives you 360 degrees of panoramic views of all the surrounding area, as far as... More

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Stockholm
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have seen articles about this place for dome time and was very curios about the place. A mystery story and background and it looked amazing as well all that was fulfilled, very nice, some sort of blend between the Arab world and the Western. Vary nice building, interesting, nice spot st stop at.

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München
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great historic site in the south east of Italy. After a short drive through olive trees you'll find a medieval castle on a small hill. It's definitely worth a visit!

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Edinburgh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Castel is a world heritage site so very well maintained (now). Its isolation on top of a hill with a panoramic view around what feels like the whole of Apulia is just delightful. As is the lack of buildings surrounding the castle. It's 'host' hill is just meadow and grassland. Lovely for quiet contemplation as well being able to... More

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Callington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This castle is recognised as being unique, which is why it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Possibly unique for two reasons. Firstly, it is a castle with no military purpose. Certainly, it has thick, imposing walls, but lacking the usual defensive structures. No moat or draw bridge and with a main entrance resembling that of a temple... More

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London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
16 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

As usual in Italy, attractions close at the drop of a hat. I went to the trouble to check the website for openings and there was no notice that they would be closed. Staff were typically unhelpful and just shrugged their shoulders.

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Rancho Mirage, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I enjoyed this 13th century castle that is, indeed, odd shaped. It is quite impressive sitting on top of a hill. Not the usual castle, this one is octagonal and built out a light color stone. The interior architecture is quite interesting even though the interior spaces are empty. It is clean and well kept and I enjoyed visiting this... More

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Farnborough, Hampshire
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This impressive circa 1250 castle is odd. It appears to have been built to make a statement, not as a normal defensive castle. All the same it is quite a sight. It has been restored on the outside but inside it is mainly empty, but clean, as it was stripped almost bare. Now a UNESCO sight. Worth a visit but... More

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