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Castel del Monte

Address: Andria, Italy
Phone Number: 0883569997
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Andria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very unusual architectural structure in a very lonely place. Definitely worth a visit if you are in this part of Italy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I especially when there to check this UNESCO heritage but was really disappointed. This castle has nothing inside as described earlier by other reviewers. They displayed other contemporary artifact, sculptures that were totally unrelated to the site. Only ground level and second level can be visited and all the rooms look identical. This only thing that impressed me was the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It would appear this location is held in high regard, being a "World Heritage Centre" but it left us feeling unimpressed. It appears to have been re-built and sanitized quite recently, leaving it with little atmosphere or character. For those of us not deeply versed in southern European history' it had no cachet. There was a display of 'modern' abstract... More 

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Washington, DC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The castle both from without and within is scenically beautiful, and a nice stop for educational and picture purposes. That said, the castle is practically empty, explanatory information somewhat sparse, and there's simply not a lot going on here. If one can combine a castle visit with a stay and activities likely offered by nearby B&Bs and agriturismos, this would... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Situated in very different vegetation to the rest of Puglia , which seems to be a sea of olives! Here the trees that surround the park and Castle are tall Pines.. A quiet and unspoilt area, the Castle suddenly looms up in the midst of all this, perched on a hill. As others have commentated an Octagonal building - totally... More 

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Cugnoli, Italy
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The first glimpse of this medieval castle on the hillside is amazing. You pay for parking your car at the bottom of the hill and then take the free shuttle bus. Built by Federico ll it is part of the world heritage and is very unusual in shape as it is octagonal. There are two floors but unfortunately the top... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This castle is the one represented on the Italian 1eurocent coin! It is a unique monument built in a wild, wide land, visible many kilometers before your arrival. Its shape, the way the visitor can go from a room to another inside, the game of lights, its windows and its magnificent colors contribute to the mistery and charm of this... More 

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London England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We got there before opening time as you have to park at the bottom of the hill and take a shuttle coach up. (we did walk down - it only took 15-20 minutes and was very enjoyable). By the time we had walked around the outside of the castle, (this is worthwhile as the view is magnificent, but there is... More 

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Well worth it, but out of season. This is a major attraction and gets a lot of visitors. It is a lovely space, with great views, but not too many reasons to hang around... So it felt like a bit of a long trek for a short visit. If you are in Trani, then it is close by.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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