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Well Worth Seeking Out!

We visited Barletta by Train from Trani just to see this statue and we were not disappointed. A... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Stephen51
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
A Magnificent Piece of History

More than likely a bronze statue of an Eastern Roman(Byzantine) Emperor stolen from Constantinople... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
michaelc143
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Well Worth Seeking Out!”
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“A Magnificent Piece of History”
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We visited Barletta by Train from Trani just to see this statue and we were not disappointed. A great bronze with a great history!

Thank Stephen51
Reviewed 8 June 2018

More than likely a bronze statue of an Eastern Roman(Byzantine) Emperor stolen from Constantinople after the decades long sack of the worlds richest city in 1204 by the renegade 4th Crusade. I made a special trip to Barletta to view this piece cast in the...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Went there with 4 kids. They were really excited. A must see in the city. It's just next the historic district that is worth a visite as well.

Thank Pierre F
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Cam across this imposing statue whilst out for a walk. It's 4 meters high, but they dont know who it is. Good photo opportunity.

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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Interesting fate of this statue of a Roman emperor. It was excavated in Ravenna in the 13th century and transported to Barletta for some reason.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 4 February 2016

obviously, it's the one of most important monument in the city, but the position does not enhance the statue. Anyway, it's easy to find it because it's on the street.

Thank Etsuko P
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Good news for visitors to Barletta! The fabulous Colosso di Barletta is no longer under wraps (I spent a couple of hours there on 14 June) and is now available again for close inspection. It really is a most extraordinary survival from the early Dark...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2015

Little to see as it is mostly covered up. This is likely only to be for a while and in summer it may well be good to see but we saw little of it.

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The truth is that no-one really knows for certain. One possibility is that it represents the Emperor Marcian, who ruled the Eastern Roman Empire from 450 to 457. When Constantinople was sacked by crusaders in 1204, it is... More
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