SWABIAN CASTLE OF TRANI

SWABIAN CASTLE OF TRANI

The Swabian Castle of Trani is one of the most important Frederick's monuments in Puglia, now used as a museum.

Contiguous to the ancient center, its bulk stands out imposingly on the sea and in front of the famous Cathedral.

It was founded in 1233 at the behest of Frederick II of Swabia. In the sixteenth century, with the invention of gunpowder, the original nucleus, with a quadrangular layout with corner towers, was adapted to the new defensive techniques, providing for the construction of two bastions.
In the Renaissance period, another structure was built to delimit the main central courtyard, the so-called 'Casematte'.
In the 19th century it became a prison until 1974, the year in which it was handed over to the Ministry of Education, now the Ministry of Culture, which oversaw the restoration and museum building.

 

Opening days

Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am - 7.30pm (last admission 7.00pm)
Sunday 8.30 - 13.30 (last admission 13.00)

Closing

Monday

Accessibility

Partially accessible

 

 WHERE

Piazza Manfredi Re,16 - 76125 - Tran

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