Normanno Svevo Castle Tour
Activities in Bari

Normanno Svevo Castle Tour

  • English and Spanish
  • 1 hour

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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Tour in English
Adults Over 65 year olds Children between 12 and 17 years old Children under 12 years old
US$ 24.40
US$ 20
US$ 20

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 24.40
  • Over 65 year olds

    US$ 20
  • Children between 12 and 17 years old

    US$ 20
  • Children under 12 years old


More Information


1 hour.


This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.


English speaking guide.

Entry to Normanno Svevo Castle and its Gipsoteca.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (10:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

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US$ 24.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Piazza Federico II di Svevia, 70.


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.