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Castello Normanno-Svevo

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Address: Piazza dei Martiri, Bari, Italy
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From the heart of the old town

I didn't enter inside it, but I loved how the walls were reflecting the yellow light in the night. It's a true pleasure to stay in the walls of the castel when the night is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Eduard O
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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Very good film shown in English about the archeological digs on site, and the castle's renovations. Also a good photo display of the same, but most of the castle itself is locked away behind closed doors, so definately not worth the admission price! They had 2 rooms of collections from various sites. One of reproduction ornate mouldings, and the other... More 

1 Thank jean t
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I didn't enter inside it, but I loved how the walls were reflecting the yellow light in the night. It's a true pleasure to stay in the walls of the castel when the night is falling done and see how the city came up to life after a hot day. Also the combination of road, water and walls is the... More 

Thank Eduard O
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

we visited the caste in november for his impresive look. the inside was in renovation. we visited only 2 rooms with copies of statues and one with a movie projection. for a fee.

1 Thank Nea T
Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
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135 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The castle is under reconstruction, so inside you can visit only a few rooms and halls - the most interesting is the one with photos and models of what the castle looked like in the past, how dilapidated it was and how much has been done so far to restore it. Other interesting rooms are those of the gypsotheque containing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

From the outside this looks impressive. The Castle is undergoing some renovation and we couldn't visit much of it. There was though an impressive collection of artifacts and some information about the history of the place. Unfortunately most of the information was written in Italian like they wouldn't expect foreigners to pass by and visit. Too bad they didn't look... More 

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Paris, France
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Nice too see, but there is only 4 or 5 rooms to see. Luckily the entrance fee wasn't that high. Only to be done if you have time left.

Thank rcsmit
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

how beautiful this museum now is. and when you see the photos of what they started with before the restoration, you'll be very impressed. It's an amazing story from history that's revealed here so well and is the cultural highlight of Bari. Don't miss it

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It is not a real exceptional attraction but it is quite interesting to see. The most interesting thing is the imponent structure and the fact that contrary to the majority of the castles it is located really in the centre of the old city of Bari.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

From the outside this looks an imposing fort undergoing some renovation but inside it houses an impressive collection of artefacts illuminating the history of the building and the work being done to restore it. The displays are well thought out and shown in excellent conditions (lighting etc) which came as a bit of a surprise. We were expecting a collection... More 

1 Thank Colin H
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Known also as Castello Federico II . Located at the edge of the historic Old Bari . Very impressive and massiv fort to look at from the outside . Inside still still undergoing restorations . Not a must to pay and enter , Instead if weather is warm , you can grab cold beers and panninis at the Federico II... More 

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