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Castello Normanno-Svevo

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Address: Piazza dei Martiri, Bari, Italy
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Northern Ireland
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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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Israel
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Better than the Palace des Papes in Avignon at a fraction of the cost. Super reproductions of church stone carvings and some interesting grave pits below floor level. The carved stone heads were riveting: you could still see the expression in their eyes.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The Castello Svevo di Bari is a very well preserved castle and fort, complete with moat, right on the waterfront between the old city of Bari and the new port area. Built around 1132 it appears to be in amazing condition and is very accessable. Ongoing archiological excavation work shows that it was built on top of ealier settlements. What... More 

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