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Castello Normanno Svevo

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Piazza Federico II di Svevia 4, 70122, Bari, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

I guess it was first sunday of the month (not sure about that), so we visited this castle for free. Not too many expositions but nice place to spend some time.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank frommuseum
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed very close to this castle, and this Castle is amazing. It is set in a superb position, and can't be missed. We walked all around the place, and enjoyed every minute. We meant to go inside the castle, but we never found the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joseph V
Reviewed January 2, 2019

The architecture is very striking: it looks like virtually every castle in Normandy or Norman times in England, huge, square, squat. It has a very interesting series of rooms with Byzantine and Romanesque touches, as well as some Swabian lineaments. There is little to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dven8
Reviewed October 5, 2018

At first glance, you see a huge fort/castle and think to yourself "there must be a lot to explore and see inside". In reality, you can literally see all of the few tiny spaces they have open and watch a movie about it in 15...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

There is really nothing to see. You can't go almost anywhere and the price. There is no garden. We were very upset after our visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank karolinag74
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The origin of the castle was byzantine. It was fortified in time of the norman kingdom and the further expansion was carried out by the Staufian kings. Recently the castle was renovated. The inside is less spectacular. Due to the various uses of the castle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alessandro-Pietro
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Very bad experience in this place, I walked in with the intention of seeing the castle, went at around 9:15am considering the place opened at 8:30am the person who was supposed to open the ticket office arrives at 9:20am in the most relaxed manner smoking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gjgouveiagomes
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We visited te castle hoping to be able to see the city from the towers or walls but all areas that can be visited are downstairs. So overall not bad but not what I expected from it. What was nice was an exposition of paintings.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SavertFamily
Reviewed June 18, 2018

stayed very near to this castle, passed everyday by it. planned a visit to it. have an entry fees. went inside. its huge inside, maintained. couldn't find anything relevant to the castle inside. was very much disappointed. would not recommend at all. its just a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sam1976in
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Norman castle built by Roger II in 1132. 20 years later it was destroyed, and it was rebuilt by Friedrich II Hohenstaufen in 1233. The castle passed from hand to hand over the following centuries and lost its military importance gradually until it was turned...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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