We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Castel del Monte

Andria, Italy
0883569997
Website
Improve this listing
89%
Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Andria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Attraction details
Write a Review

623 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    381
    175
    44
    16
    7
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dorset
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cugnoli, Italy
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
52 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
firenze
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London England
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, Nederland
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barcelona
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Msida, Malta
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Castel del Monte also viewed

Trani, Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani
Andria, Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani
 
Trani, Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani
Castellana Grotte, Province of Bari
 

Been to Castel del Monte? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing