Castel del Monte

Local nameCastel del Monte
LocationAndria, Italy

Castel del 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 hours

Oct - Mar: 9 am - 6:30 pm
(the ticket office closes at 6 pm)

Apr - sep: 10:15 am - 7:45 pm
(the ticket office closes 7:15 pm)

Closed on Dec 25 and Jan 1.


Adults: €10
Seniors (65+): €9
Students (18-25): €5
Children (under 18): free

More information and contact


Official website

Address (Unnamed Road), 76123, Italy

Coordinates 41°5'5.112" N 16°16'15.365" E

Tours and activities: Castel del Monte

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