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Address: Piazza dei Martiri, Bari, Italy
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More impressive from the outside

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
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Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 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

Thank bigvicSydney
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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.

Thank Rosario_it
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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 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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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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