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Castel del Monte

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Address: Andria, Italy
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A masterpiece of architecture, credited to Frederic II.

This castle is credited to emperor Frederic II. of the Staufer dynasty, one of the most enigmatic figures of the dark ages. It it beleived that he might have been the designer of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a bit of a trek to get to. Little parking other than in an adjacent restaurant site, with an attendant requiring a tip. After climbing the hill we each paid 7€ to enter. No audio guide and little in the way of exposition inside. Not worth the money and certainly not worth the trip!

Thank d20Sam
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is credited to emperor Frederic II. of the Staufer dynasty, one of the most enigmatic figures of the dark ages. It it beleived that he might have been the designer of the uniqure castle. A must see.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very impressive castle on the hill, which looks stunning from a distance. Drive right up out of peak season and park nearby. There isn't much to see on the two levels you can visit apart from some art exhibits. Nothing much to read in English. At EUR 8 each, it's probably overpriced, especially if you have to park a long... More 

1 Thank Angu5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If you are in Andria pls you must go and visit the castle very impressed with the sourand area interesting story about Federico I I great for kids.

Thank Antonio N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We visited Castel del Monte on a bright sunny day, and the views from the top of the hill were nice. The castle itself looks impregnable, but was actually not designed as a defensive fortress. There are no furnishings inside, so it is kind of sparse. Our tour guide was very good in telling the story of the castle and... More 

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Helsingborg, Skane Lan, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A wonderful castle with an extraordinary layout in the middle of a stunnibg landscape. The view is fantastic. Well worth a visit. Close by you can find walking trales.

Thank Carina6109
Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see for every Apulia-bound tourist. The castle is part of a much larger network of castles that Frederick II Hohenstaufen built along the Adriatic coast. A very enigmatic site indeed, situated in the Altopiano delle Murge, it is also depicted on the reverse of the Itaian one euro cent coin.

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Riccione, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is the famous castle represented on the Italian 1 €cent coin! It is located outside Andria, a beautiful city close to the sea. You can't park your car next to the Castle, unless you're a client of the restaurant Osteria Sforza. This castle has been renewed and a tour all around the floors through the 8 towers is now... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Nice drive out to the castle through vineyards and olive groves. Interesting stone houses / shelters on the roadside. The castle was great to look at but there was really nothing in it except a small amount of artwork. The gift shop was ok but overpriced. No toilets to be seen at all. Lovely panoramic views. Only access in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

What a weird architecture !!! It was so nice to visite this very unique place. So beautiful castle on top of the hill. With a great view.

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