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Castel del Monte, Andria

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
Protected as a World Heritage site, the image of Castel del Monte appears on the Italian version of the one-cent euro coin. When the castle was built in the 13th century, the fertile region would have made a comfortable lodge for emperors. However, the structure was most likely used as a citadel. The interior has been looted and vandalized, and some of the marble columns and other features ended up in the Bourbon family's royal houses. You can visit the wineries in the wine country around the castle, which produces limited-production barrels of Riserva. Put Castel del Monte on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Andria itinerary builder.
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  • Already the view from afar on the octagonal castle building approaching, to identify, on a hill from a distance is unique. The architecture with the octagonal castle building, the high courtyard and the rooms with the Church-like vaults underscores the impression that one has to do it here with something extraordinary, built by a ruler who was ahead of his time. Free of retrofitted changes you can to feel the spirit of the time. Best II, about "Federico" reinforced by reading one of the historical novels of Frederick...
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  • Have been there for the third time, obviously after many years. Inside is bare but didn't remember the various rooms. I saw myself in a fantasy film recently and so I saw him with different eyes. € 8 entry seem slightly too many!!
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  • Beautiful, beautiful, will leave you breathless but these are only positive aspects of visit to Castel del Monte at the castle of Frederick II of Swabia. Directions to get there there are, then you can pay off. 5 euros parking, shuttle 1 euro, 5 euro entrance 8 euros, driving, 50 cents the bathroom ... of course in person ... do you sum. Fortunately banning entrance drive is valid till 30 September then we have overcome hurdles and we got under the Castle where parking "to offer it cost just 2 euros. The Castle from the outside is truly magnificent and imposing; the glance at the panorama circostatnte beautiful. The Interior very bare not worth the 8 euros a ticket in my opinion. The visit by yourself you do in 20/30 minutes tops. Only stairs no ramps for strollers or wheelchairs disabled. Too bad ... a jewel set in the Woods. Anyway not to be missed.
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  • It is beyond me how such an amazing monument is not famous all over the world. Perfectly maintained, surprising and unique this place is well worth the visit. If you have an answer to the mystery of its purpose, let us know!
  • Even if all the interior was taken away (18th cent.), the aura of the naked 13th cent. building is still fantastic: walking around the "endless" sequence of rooms, it wouldn't be a surprise to meet the owner Friedrich II suddenly... Sitting at an outside window, the special location of the castle on a single hill in a flat landscape becomes obvious, and watching the inside court can bring to mind imaginations of medieval life..
  • This UNESCO-listed castle sits on a hill with sweeping views all around the Murgia National Park and the Adriatic Sea. A visit inside the castle is € 5. Can be reached by frequent public buses (€ 1, 5 minute ride) after parking (€ 5) in a lot next to a restaurant/souvenir shop 1km downhill.
  • Castle worth a visit only if you driving close to this place. I don't recommend to spend time for special excurcion from other region. Inside bulding is empty.
  • Good view of Corato, but Castle isn't that spectacular
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