When the Emperor Frederick II built this castle near Bari in the 13th century, he imbued it with symbolic significance, as reflected in the location, the mathematical and astronomical precision of the layout and the perfectly regular shape. A unique piece of medieval military architecture, Castel del Monte is a successful blend of elements from classical antiquity, the Islamic Orient and north European Cistercian Gothic.

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Castel del Monte

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Italy 
Category
Cultural
Name
Castel del Monte
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iii)
Year of Registered
1996
Keyword
Castle, Mountain, Registered in 1996