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Castello Carlo V

Castello Carlo V - Monopoli

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The impressive castle of Monopoli is located in the heart of the old town on a small peninsula, once known as "Turris Paola." The castle is surrounded on three sides by the sea, while the land side was protected by a moat, now no longer existing. The present appearance of the castle dates back to 1660, when it was annexed to the massive cylindrical tower through which you can now access the interior of the castle; wide splayed openings for guns at the top reveal its original defensive function The right side of the castle, facing towards the town, served as residence.
Over the centuries, the mansion was remodelled several times and used as a prison in the early '900, then restored around 1976 and now houses the Municipal Archaeological Museum.


  • Opening hours
    From Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00/12.00-18.30/21.30
  • Address Largo Castello - Monopoli
  • E-Telefono
    • 080/9303014

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