Castello Normanno-svevo, Bari
About Castello Normanno-svevo, Bari
Castello Normanno-svevo, Bari - Address, Phone Number
Address: Piazza Federico II di Svevia, 4, 70122 Bari, Italy
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
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Looming over Bari’s famous St. Nicolas Cathedral is the Swabian Castle - Castello Normanno-Svevo. The current structure is credited to Roman Emperor Frederick II. It is believed that Normans originally built this castle over the ruins of a Roman Fort. Eventually Frederick II built around it, incorporating the Norman structure into his own design. The two Norman towers can still be seen.
During the 16th Century under the Spanish rule, this became the grand residence of the Spanish royalty. The moat around the castle as well as the corner towers were added around the same time.
A great historical monument, the castle has many stories to share with its visitors.
Castello Normanno-svevo Information
- Currently undergoing renovation (April 2015).
- The audio-guide is a great way to get around the castle.
- You can also contact on +390 831840009.
Castello Normanno-svevo Ticket Prices
- Private tour of Basilica San Nicola and Castello Normanno Svevo @ €25.
Restaurants Near Castello Normanno-svevo
- Ristorante Al Pescatore
- Spilotros Teresa
- Caffetteria Vanny E Mary Di Magro Maria
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Castello Normanno-svevo, Bari Reviews - Write a Review
Coming from Ireland, a country where Norman castle are common, I must confess that I was surprised to find a Norman castle here in southern Italy. But that is more a reflection of my lack of historical knowledge. Entrance to the castle gives you access to many rooms containing historical artefacts from the site and surrounding regions. There is a short audiovisual screening in one of the rooms, and if you ask the projectionist, he will change the language to English. The only slight disappointment is that you can't get up onto the castle walls. We were there at sunset, so that would have been nice. Well worth a visit.
8€ to see a video and almost nothing. Dont go there you will not see much. Just walk arround. That's enough.
Strong castle with a rich history. They play a very informative film near the beginning (that is available in 4 languages depending on the crowd) about how the castle developed. Inside there's also some art to be seen.
Amazing fortress, looks really gorgeous and small but in a nice way. I didn't get to go in, it was closed when I was there, but just the viee seems enough to me :-)
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.