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Castel del Monte, Italy



cover photo by Raffaele69  


 The information about this location have been automatically translated with Microsoft Translator.

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Coordinates : 41.084713, 16.271428 (Open in Google Maps)

Subjects : The castle built by 'Emperor Frederick II in the thirteenth century is the main subject of our destination photo. And 'situated on a hill (540 mt. Above sea level) in the Western Murgia about 18 km from the town of Andria. The building is octagonal and each edge joins a turret in turn octagonal side 2.70 m), while the octagon which corresponds to the inner courtyard has sides whose size varies between 6.89 m and 7.83 m . The towers are 24 m and slightly exceed the height of the walls of the inner courtyard. The main entrance door opens onto the wall of the octagonal structure oriented roughly east, ie in front of the point where the sun rises in the coincidence of the equinoxes of spring and autumn. Although it is commonly called a "castle", the exact function of the imposing building is still unknown. In 1996 UNESCO included it in the list of World Heritage Sites by the astronomical and mathematical rigor of its forms and the harmonious union of cultural elements from northern Europe, the Islamic world and classical antiquity, a typical example of architecture medieval military.

Recommended equipment : Standard lens. Tripod and remote cable for night photography.

Best months : All the 'year.

How to get there : For those arriving from the north tip exit the motorway at Canosa and continue for the SP 231 and the SS 170dir. For those coming from the south from the provincial town 231 Ruvo continue for the SP 234. Andria From follow the local directions.

Visits : Around the outer perimeter can be visited free of charge. For entry into the castle consult the institutional website below.

Notes :


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Sunrise: 05:27, Sunset: 20:15

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