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Castel del Monte, Andria

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • Interesting to go around the castle with a guide, this castle reminded us of Bodiam Castle in the UK. They also hold art exhibitions within the castle which I thought was a good touch although my husb...  more »
  • I visited Castel del Monte with my wife on May 25, 2017. We left the Hotel Nicotel Barletta and after about 40 minutes (35 km.) arrived at the Castle. Attention that from the beginning of March to the...  more »
  • We were in a way lucky to see the Castle in a fog. Mostly it is interesting due to shape of the buiding and the towers. Amazing building1  more »
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  • Beautiful place with breathtaking view. Unfortunately tickets are very expensive and the inside of the castle is not worth it. Audio-guide is too long and boring.
  • Interesting building. But I expected more.
  • 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!
  • Excellent place to visit, though besides the castle there is not a lot to see as it's been heavily looted. I really enjoyed it and the person I was with was somewhat under bored.
  • Beautiful building and interesting story behind it. I strongly suggest to get a guide to learn hidden history behind those walls.