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Castello Normanno-Svevo

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Address: Piazza dei Martiri, Bari, Italy
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

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Very interesting with lots of great artefacts, great displays and information however we could not get the full experience due to renovation work on upper level. Still worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very interesting with lots of great artefacts, great displays and information however we could not get the full experience due to renovation work on upper level. Still worth a visit

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

It costs 3Euros to get in. Most of the castle inside is currently shut so only three small rooms can be visited with nothing of interest to see. Astonishingly two of the rooms have new lights which switch on with movement and go off the moment there is no movement - so if you stand still to look at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Castello Normanno-Svevo is located in the heart of the city,it is also next to the sea,so anybody visiting the old city will see this huge Castle in any case as all small and narrow roads lead to the square where it is located.Very interesting and strange construction with nice green park surrounding it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The castle is currently undergoing extensive renovations and you will be unable to enjoy the best parts, e.g. top floor/walls, as well as most of the outer courtyards. There is an informative multimedia room and some rooms with casts of old ruins from the surrounding areas from different times, but as far as I could tell none of these were... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This castle was begun by Roger II probably in 1132, and destroyed at least twice by the people of Bari, in protest against the tyranny of the Normans. Frederick II rebuilt it almost completely between 1233 and 1240. It is surrounded by a moat, and can be accessed from the bridge and the gate on the southern side. It is... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

5€ entrance... I think that is too much for what it is. Inside a lot of historical parts of churches and cathedrals but a bit enoying.... They can make much more of it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Worth a visit...range of artefacts....fascinating history...convenient to the Citte Vecchia/Old City, which is well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very impressive from the outside--massive walls! We knew we had to take a look inside. Very reasonable entry fee and more than I thought to see.

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Sequim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It was only 3 euros to get in. Others described a video which we missed, but we still enjoyed walking around and seeing the statues, etc. which were mostly reproductions but still interesting. It's an impressive structure and it looks like more restoration is in progress.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The building is very impressive from the outside. We did not visit the displays inside, but had a quick peek inside the walled courtyard - and it's beautiful inside too.

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Additional Information about Castello Normanno-Svevo

Address: Piazza dei Martiri, Bari, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Bari
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

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