Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Sights

Castello Svevo

  • Piazza Federico II di Svevia Map It
  • Bari

Updated 03/27/2015

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Looming over Bari's cathedral is the huge Castello Svevo. The current building dates from the time of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II (1194–1250), who rebuilt an existing Norman-Byzantine castle to his own exacting specifications. Designed more for power than beauty, it looks out beyond the cathedral to the small Porto Vecchio (Old Port). Inside, a haphazard collection of medieval Puglian art is frequently enlivened by changing exhibitions featuring local, national, and international artists.

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Piazza Federico II di Svevia, Bari, Apulia, 70122, Italy

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  • €3
  • Thurs.–Tues. 8:30–7

Updated 03/27/2015


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