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Castello Normanno Svevo

Piazza Federico II di Svevia 4, 70122, Bari, Italy
+39 080 521 3704
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“nice castle” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (6 reviews)
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Piazza Federico II di Svevia 4, 70122, Bari, Italy
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+39 080 521 3704
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank sam1976in
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful restored castel with several exhibitions inside. Watch the movie for more details. Its also in English.

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

My landlady said "just visit the outside, inside is boring and not worth paying." So I listened. It is very picturesque and I was there several times a different times of the day to see how light changed it. I like it.

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Even if one doesn't know the history of this gorgeous fortification it speaks for itself in terms of importance. A photographer's delight!

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

The renovation of the castle is well done. I believe not in function of the original aspect as it was destroyed several times, but probably in function of typical historical events. Worthwhile to be visited and cheap entrance price.

Thank Leon W
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

No roof or tower access. You have 5 Salas with art and that is about it. Not even a window to look out over the ocean or city. 3 Euros per a person and they Doo take credit card. We were done in 10 minutes....More

Thank Grant I
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

The castle is far larger than it looks! As you venture inside, you soon get an idea of the size and splendour that once adorned this massive structure. For only 3.00 euros it was well worth the money as you can spend a few hours...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice architecture of this old castle. It can be visited inside. Entrance fee is 3 euro. A souvenirs shop is available. It is not very big but it worth the visit.

Thank Duta V
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

On Piazza Frederico II di Svevia, this imposing fortification of CastelloSvevo protects the town; it is rebuilt by the Normans and then transformed by the German/Italian emperor Frederick II into a mighty fortress.

Thank Manuela L
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