Castello Normanno Svevo, Bari

3.3
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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  • A nice castle with adult paid entrance, .9. Too bad it's not much explained and turns around a little blind. Although indicated I did not understand the need for jna exhibition of naked bodies.
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  • Before leaving Bari after our 2-night stay, we wanted to visit the impressive looking castle near the waterfront, having read about the great views from the castle walls, etc. Well, what a disappointm...  more »
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  • 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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