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Castello Normanno Svevo, Bari

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Castle · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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. Plan your visit to Castello Normanno Svevo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bari tour itinerary planner.
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  • This castle is just at about 4' walk from Palaca Hotel. Different names are used for this same castle. Such as : Castello Svevo di Bari - Castello Normanno Svevo. We walked aroun the castle and found....  more »
  • Beatiful castle well preserved, with still the ancient moat that surrounds it ( devoid of water ). The citizen of Bari call it " U Castidde", this castle is named in the writings of Horace and...  more »
  • I felt like we didn’t get our money’s worth during our tour of this castle. It was pretty empty and we didn’t get to see much. They did, however, have a pretty cool St. Nicholas exhibit! So I enjoyed that.
  • It's a kind of interesting that the museim is open till 22:00 but the fortress closes at 19:00. So then how to enter?

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