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Normanno Svevo Castle Tour

The Normanno Svevo Castle in Bari is one of the main treasures in the capital of Puglia, dating back to 1132. Discover its extensive history with this guided tour. 

Normanno Svevo Castle Tour

At the time indicated we'll meet at Piazza Federico II di Svevia, and from here we'll head to the Normanno Svevo Castle main entrance. One of the most impenetrable fortresses in Puglia awaits us!

The castle now serves as the headquarters of Puglia's Directorate for Cultural and Landscape Heritage, but it was previously a stronghold. After being built by the Normans in the 12th Century, it was destroyed and rebuilt by Frederick II in 1240 into one of Puglia's most renowned fortresses due to its strategic position. Its important features include the moat and the main gate.

Once inside we'll learn more about the castle's history and how it came to form part of the Aragon Crown. During this time the fortress became a Renaissance residence, while it belonged to King Ferdinand of Aragon. Later, Isabel of Aragon made it her residence and added other features including the sloping walls, the Swabian Hall and fortified walls. 

We'll also visit one of the most interesting parts of the castle, the Gipsoteca (Plaster Cast Gallery), which contains a collection of pieces which display Puglia's architectural development from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century. 

After an hour inside the castle, we'll finish the tour at the main gates.

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Price

Tour in English
Adults Over 65 year olds Children between 12 and 17 years old Children under 12 years old
US$ 26.70
US$ 21.80
US$ 21.80
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 26.70
  • Over 65 year olds

    US$ 21.80
  • Children between 12 and 17 years old

    US$ 21.80
  • Children under 12 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

1 hour.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

Included

English speaking guide.

Entry to Normanno Svevo Castle and its Gipsoteca.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 26.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Piazza Federico II di Svevia, 70.