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Castel del Monte

Castle Salento, Italy

Outstanding Universal Value Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte (Italian for "Castle of the Mountain"; Barese: Castídde d'u Monte) is a 13th-century citadel and castle situated on a hill in Andria in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. It was built during the 1240s by the Emperor Frederick II, who had inherited the lands from his mother Constance of Sicily. In the 18th century, the castle's interior marbles and remaining furnishings were removed. It has neither a moat nor a drawbridge and some considered it never to have been intended as a defensive fortress; however, archaeological work has suggested that it originally had a curtain wall. Described by the Enciclopedia Italiana as "the most fascinating castle built by Frederick II", the site is protected as a World Heritage Site. It also appears on the Italian version of the one cent Euro coin.

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Opening Time
    Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contacts
+39 0883 569997

Location
Strada Statale 170, 76123 Località Castel Del Monte BT, Italy

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