Castle

Castello Normanno-Svevo

P.za Federico II di Svevia, 4, Bari

Castle of Bari, historically attributed to Roger the Norman, was erected in 1131; located on existing housing structures of Byzantine era. The recovery of Castle, damaged by William the Bad (1156), it is due to Frederick II in the years between 1233 and 1240, using previous plant and saved parts from the structure of the outer wall and towers. During Angevin period, at the behest of Charles I, were carried out major restoration works by Pietro d'Agincourt and Giovanni di Toul. On '500, under Isabella of Aragon and her daughter Bona Sforza, were built the ramparts and central courtyard, with double staircase. In the nineteenth century Castle was used as prison and later as barrack.

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Daily 9:30 am 6:30 pm

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