Castello Normanno Svevo, Bari

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Admire the blend of architecture and view the art exhibits at Castello Normanno Svevo, a massive castle with two looming towers from the original Norman structure. Frederick II built over the rest of the Norman castle, and the bastions were added in the 16th century during Spanish rule. Although the building has been destroyed and rebuilt since its initial construction, it still retains its grandeur and old charm. The space today houses museum-style exhibits, including displays of black-and-white photography. Also see replicas of Puglia's famous monuments and plaster casts of treasures found in the most important sights of Barri Vecchia. English signs are hard to find, so consider doing research before you go. Using our world travel planner, Bari attractions like Castello Normanno Svevo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This Castle located next to the old wall of Bari was built by the Normans in the 12th century and restored a century later. We are a part of the same restaurant, but we were able to visit an interesting Museum inside.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Recommend to visit this tourist destination of thousands of people of all ages and looking for culture. There's a possibility of guided tour that advice, to appreciate the beauty inside.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Looks better from the outside, there was 3 exhibits, the Davids Bowie was the best but not sure you need to visit the inside. The second floor was not accessible due to renovation. Not expensive but n...  more »
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  • Nice building, friendly staff. But not much to be seen here for a quite high entrance fee. The castle is in a renovation process right now, but that did not come with a price reduction. Maybe give it a try later in 2018.
  • Nice looking and good preserved old fort. The upper floor of the fort was sadly closed for renovation at our arrival. Has some additional exibits inside not directly linked to it self or its history.
  • An importan monument of bari history. Important evidence of the list of dominations coming from overseas and from the north, throughout the centuries, which makes bari, as the whole region, a melting pot of different populations. I raccomand to visit it with a guide to discover the best of it
  • You should see it if you are in Barry because it is an interesting castle from Norman's time in Puglia
  • Nice castle, off season some of the areas were closed for renovation works. Entry fee is 3 euro for an adult.

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