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Address: Piazza Federico II di Svevia, Gioia del Colle, Italy
Phone Number: 390805286210
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This castle has an exposition inside of artifacts from back in the era of national wars with other cities. It is also a place for you to check out local architecture, not only... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 21, 2016
Porto, Portugal
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96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not far from the main square lies this ancient castle, recently refurbished to a very high standard. Built by Frederick the second, renowned for his two friendly crusades to Jerusalem, and builder of several other castles in Puglia. Unfortunately most of the written material is only in Italian. The castle now houses the very important Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Gioia... More 

Thank peter29alex
Milan, Italy
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The castle could be much nicer if entirely open. Only one floor is visitable, the rest is under restoration but there was nobody working on it. I spent in total 20min in there, counting the bookshop. In my opinion the walls could be the nicest part if they were open, maybe with a bar on the terrace. I hope they... More 

Thank dananacroz
Porto, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This castle has an exposition inside of artifacts from back in the era of national wars with other cities. It is also a place for you to check out local architecture, not only from the walls on the outside to protect from sieges, but also pillars fancily ornamented

Thank fxsfua
Antwerp, Belgium
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Unfortunately, most of the castle was closed and it took us about 20-25 minutes walking through it. This included watching about 10 minutes of the most boring history documentary of this castle. No, Bari got this all wrong and needs to go back to the drawing board. When it is finished and ready for tourists it may be worthwhile, up... More 

Thank TomJacobs
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

I spend there 1.5 wandering around the castle with the audioguide (I recommend taking it!) . Th place is very interesting from the historical point of view. It contains a fascinating collection of masterpieces of mason works form across the Apulia as well as nice models of other castles. Some of the part of the castle were closed (it is,... More 

Thank tciecierski
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Most of the Castello was closed and only 3 rooms were opened for visit. It took us only 10 minutes to go around. You can't walk around it and see the view outside. A bit dispappointed. 3 euro entrance fee and photos allowed.

Thank Yuliyana A
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

They got money from Europe, but all the information in the castle is in Italian. No English. Also not in the film they show.

Thank Mat S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

We decide not to go in but did take some photos, we enjoyed just wandering the streets of this lovely town.

Thank Janice J
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

We got lucky and visited freee 1st Sunday of the month or we might have missed this gem. The exhibition has moulds of hundreds of sculpures form the region and enabled you to see the detail up close We saw many of the sculptures later in the holiday in Trani, Lecce etc and it added to our pleasure a good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

It's not a big castle but it's beautiful, very organized and by the beginning of the tour you have a 5 min film that tells you the history of the place. Every room has a stand with the most important facts that happened there.

Thank Claudia B

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