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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Castello Normanno Svevo Reviews
Quasi tutto chiuso. Solo una piccolo parte del castello è visitabile. Only get to visit a small part of the castle with exhibits that has nothing to do with same. Disappointing more »
Substandard and overpriced - empty rooms void of... Well, anything. It's not worth the entrance ticket, you'll be done in less than 15 min only to walk out with nothing more than a 'meh' feeling... 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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