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Castello Svevo di Bari
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Castello Svevo di Bari

Bari, Italy

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Castello Svevo di Bari

Bari, Italy

Castello svevo

The fortified ramparts of Castello Normanno-Svevo has its origins in 1132, and since then it has changed hands within several aristocratic Italian families and has been utilized variously as a prison and an army barracks. Castello Svevo was built around 1132 by Norman King Roger II. It was destroyed in 1156 by king William I of Sicily and rebuilt and reinforced in 1233 by the Holy Roman emperor Fredrick II.

During the Angevin domination, it went through several transformation, and after being acquired by Duke Ferdinand of Aragon, was donated to the Sforza family and passed to Bona Sforza, Queen of Poland. After Bona’s death, it was returned under the King of Naples and transformed into a prison and barracks. The castle is surrounded by a moat on all sides, except the northern section, which was bordering the sea and can be accessed from the bridge and the gate on the southern side. It is mainly composed of the Aragon walls and the main Hohenstaufen tower, and is currently used for exhibitions.

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Contact

Polo Museale della Puglia
Castello Svevo di Bari

Piazza Federico II di Svevia 4
70122, Bari

Opening hours

    MON 8:30 - 19:30

    TUE closed

    WED 8:30 - 19:30

    THU 8:30 - 19:30

    FRI 8:30 - 13:30

    SAT 8:30 - 19:30

    SUN 8:30- 13:30

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