Bari Castle

Svevo Castle in Bari

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Bari’s SvevoNormanno Castle sits at the edge of the medieval center between the old port and Cathedral. A Roman fort originally stood on the site and remains from what may be a Byzantine Church were found below the castle. A small castle was built by the Normans in the 12th century and enlarged by Frederick II in the 13th century. During the 16th century, Spanish rulers turned the castle into a royal residence and added bastions and other features.

The Castle is used for art exhibitions and there is a small permanent art display and plaster museum inside.

At A Glance

Piazza Federico II di Svevia
2 euro


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