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Bari Castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in the country. The castle is located in the city of Bari in the Apulia region, in the southern part of Italy.
The castle was built in 1131 by order of the King of Sicily Roger II. After archaeological excavations carried out here, finds were discovered, according to which many other earlier structures were located on the site of the castle.
First of all, the castle served to protect the city from external enemy attacks, also during wars residents from the surrounding villages found shelter here. Since the castle was built for defensive purposes, it practically has no windows – only narrow loopholes.
Nowadays, the castle is open to the public. Visitors are presented with medieval interiors, collections of weapons and medieval sculptures. More recently, a secret passage was discovered within the castle walls.
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Topic: Bari Castle in Italy.