The Castello Svevo is a castle built in 1132 by the Norman King Roger the 2nd, however was later destroyed by King William the first of Sicily and then rebuilt and reinforced in 1233 by the Holy Roman Emperor Fredrick the 2nd.
The castle is surrounded by moat on all the sides, however the northern section can be accessed from the bridge and the gate on the southern side.
For number of centuries the castle was used as a military base and then a prison however its now an exhibition for tourists and locals to visit and explore this beautiful castle.
Year Built: 1132
Built by: Norman king Roger II, then Frederick II of the Holy Roman Empire
Why was it built: as a control point on the city of Bari.
Monday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Free entry for Children & Disabled.
Disabled assistants Ridotto a 1.5€
Address: Piazza Federico II di Svevia, 4, 70122 Bari BA, Italy
Coordinates: 41°7′42.81″N 16°51′59″E