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Castel del Monte

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Address: Andria, Italy
Phone Number: 0883569997
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The Charm and Mystery of Castel del Monte 2-Hour Guided Tour
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Puglia Full-Day Tour: Bari, Trulli of Alberobello, Castel del Monte and Sassi...

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King Federico II's great legacy

This is the famous castle represented on the Italian 1 €cent coin! It is located outside Andria, a beautiful city close to the sea. You can't park your car next to the Castle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Riccione, Italy
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Riccione, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the famous castle represented on the Italian 1 €cent coin! It is located outside Andria, a beautiful city close to the sea. You can't park your car next to the Castle, unless you're a client of the restaurant Osteria Sforza. This castle has been renewed and a tour all around the floors through the 8 towers is now... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice drive out to the castle through vineyards and olive groves. Interesting stone houses / shelters on the roadside. The castle was great to look at but there was really nothing in it except a small amount of artwork. The gift shop was ok but overpriced. No toilets to be seen at all. Lovely panoramic views. Only access in the... More 

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Thank Anna V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a weird architecture !!! It was so nice to visite this very unique place. So beautiful castle on top of the hill. With a great view.

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle looks very nice from a distance. The castle has a very special shape with 8 sites and towers. 8 is the keyword. There is a large parking beneath the hill, so the views at the castle are not disturbed. Also the bustransfer (5-10 minutes) saves you a walk upwards the hill. Inside the castle also 8 is the... More 

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Thank Luca C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A monument full of history and mystery. Beatiful and fascinating, surrounded by nature. I recommend getting the guided tour because you will find out many interesting things.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Castel del Monte itself is famous monument from the 13th century, but disapointing part was when we say much garbage on the grass on the bus station, 50 meters from the castle. In the payed area, of course.

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Monroe, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Good stop off for a point in history A self tour might be easier both floors are close in architecture Frescos have been removed from invaders

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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

An outstanding building, now housing an exhibition on humanity itself. Could have spent even more time, but it is somewhat out of the way, so we had to hurry. Interestingly, there is a camping site near the castle, which could be quite useful, especially in 2019.

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Going around the castle itself is an interesting experience, and it is a real landmark. Very disappointing is the surrounding tatty food joints, car park, toilets etc etc. Don't plan on staying there, go to one of the local villages to eat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

In Andria we visited here because the weather wasn't great. Without a moat or drawbridge there is some discussion about whether it was really used as a defense fortress. There are no furnishings or really anything to see here aside from the structure. You must park about 10 minute walk away. I'd give it a pass.

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