The Castle of Manfredonia appears today as a fortress with a quadrangular plan, with thick perimeter walls and with three circular towers and a squared bastion on the corners.
Many  structures of the castle has not always been as we see it today, but over the years, it has undergone many enlargements and remakes, at different times, above all in the Aragonese age (second half of the 15th century).
The castle is characterized by a Swabian architectural style, deriving from its geometrical regularity and the linearity of its structure, which make it similar to defensive architectural examples built by the Swabians.
In the 18th century the Castle lost its original use of defensive fortress and started to function as barracks and prison, for the new practical purposes to which it was devoted.
This fortress today houses the national archaeological museum of Manfredonia, where it is possible to visit different exhibitions showing archaeological findings of the Neolithic Age.

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