Guided tour

Bari: Norman-Swabian Castle Tour with a Guide

Activity provider: Baritours

Bari: Norman-Swabian Castle Tour with a Guide

Activity provider: Baritours

From US$ 29.51 per person

Explore the Norman-Swabian Castle of Bari on a guided tour. See the architecture, Gipsoteca, Romanesque sculptures, and more while hearing the history of the castle from your historian guide.

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Duration 80 minutes
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Visit of the Castle together with a guide specialized in the history of art
  • Visit of the Gipsoteca with a large collection of Apulian monuments casts
  • Support of an expert interpreter, specialized in your language
  • For children up to 11 years it's free
Full description
It is impossible to miss one of the most emblematic symbols of the city of Bari, the Norman-Swabian Castle, an imposing fortress dating back to the 13th century, now turned into a museum. With its extensive moat it overlooks the gates of Bari Vecchia, flanking the perimeter of the city, which was defended by it since the Roman times. To the defensive function, the Normans added the monitoring of the territory. Afterwards, as the seat of the court of Isabella of Aragon, the Castle acquired a Renaissance style and was completed with the defensive wall, the corner bastions, the drawbridge and the quadrangular courtyard. The complete tour of the Castle (inside and outside) comes with the access to the Gipsoteca, an interesting collection of Romanesque sculptures and plaster casts, which reflect the details of the most important monuments of Puglia, from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century.
  • Complete tour of the Norman-Swabian Castle of Bari (ticket included)
  • Guided tour of the Gipsoteca, with a view of important plaster casts and Romanesque sculptures
  • Transport to the meeting point

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Meeting point

The guide will be waiting for you next to the so-called high arch, clearly visible from the square.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes

Product ID: 430725