Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Puglia  /  Province of Bari  /  Bari  /  Historic Sites  /  Castello Normanno Svevo

Castello Normanno Svevo, Bari

(3.4/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Bari itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Bari

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Bari by other users

4 days in Bari BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy, France & Barcelona BY A USER FROM GREECE July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Italy, Berlin & Athens BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Italy, Berlin & Athens BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Italy & Valletta BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Puglia BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Bari BY A USER FROM CANADA April, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bari BY A USER FROM ROMANIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bari BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA March, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This castle is situated near the sea, very interesting visits to indoor environments, there is also a small museum.
    View original
  • sure, seeing it from the outside is stupenda...ma workable areas are really a fraction compared to the complex visible from outside. and the perennial architectural art exhibition and visited local art ...
    View original
  • An imposing sight, preserved perfectly, it gives you a sense of grandeur and strength, great vision and sense of beauty and proportion that even today we dream about.
    View original
Google
  • Do not pay to enter this Castle. It's really nice from the outside, must see, but they steal your money with the ticket, everything is closed to the public. You cannot go inside the towers, you cannot walk around, you are only allowed in 2 rooms.
  • Historically it's significance can't be ignored though the current method of presenting this needs work. Entry costs 3 euro for adults.
  • Really boring from inside. We had to pay 3 euros and you basically see nothing.
  • A nice castle directly from the past centuries
  • Cool castle! Great view!