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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.
Tours to Castello Normanno Svevo
BOOK WITH VIATOR Bari&Focaccia walking tour in the old town with Focaccia tasting.
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Prepare and taste the orecchiette + Tour of Bari Vecchia
Duration: 2h - 2h 30min
Tours from $38 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Tour of the fortifications of Bari: the defenses of the city and their history
Duration: 2h 30min
Tours from $27 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Street Food Tour in Bari old town - Do Eat Better Experience
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Castello Normanno Svevo reviews
I did not have much time in Bari so had to make a selection - assign my time to one attraction I wished to visit. I love the castles, and this one reminded me quite a lot of Castello Sforzesca in...
I did not have much time in Bari so had to make a selection - assign my time to one attraction I wished to visit. I love the castles, and this one reminded me quite a lot of Castello Sforzesca in... more »
Very large castle which is still under partial renovation. There is an archeological exhibition on the top floor. Peculiar scaffoldings and video displays attempt to showcase the rather slim...
Very large castle which is still under partial renovation. There is an archeological exhibition on the top floor. Peculiar scaffoldings and video displays attempt to showcase the rather slim... more »
Cool Castle but super cool room with projected videos on to walls. Great immersive installation. We were lucky a string orchestra was rehearsing in one of the castles rooms, a surprise treat to watch!
Cool Castle but super cool room with projected videos on to walls. Great immersive installation. We were lucky a string orchestra was rehearsing in one of the castles rooms, a surprise treat to watch! more »
Magnificent castle built by Roger ll during the Norman reign.The exterior is magnificent, but inside there is only a poor collection of statues and photos. Also many exhibition rooms have been emptied. If you are in a hurry just taking a photo outside is enough.
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.
Amazing medieval castle remodelled in Renaissance times in the interiors. Hosts an amazing collection of Magna Grecia vases excavated in necropolis around Ruvo di Puglia. Free entry with booking from a local app.
Nice castle but not worth to pay a 9 euro ticket to enter
A historic castle, well arranged with guides and tourist attractions. Don’t miss it when you are here - you will enjoy it.
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