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A seaside town, Monopoli was once the prestigious seat of the viceroy of the Kingdom of Spain. The 17th century Spanish presence has left clear traces on the architecture of its historic centre. Its splendid baroque buildings and numerous churches with their facades of tufa eroded by time and salt air give Monopoli a particular air of sumptuous decadence. For a tasty conclusion to your visit - try a panino filled with grilled octopus.