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Basilica San Nicola

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Largo Abate Elia 13, 70122, Bari, Italy
+39 080 573 7111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful church, but so touristy that it gets irritating (people photographing with flash, groups talking loudly, people wearing hats and getting reprimanded). Also, consider the fact that the bones of St. Nicholas were stolen from Turkey 1,000 years ago. So much for respect. Don't forget...More

Thank Alfred V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This church is more famous than the cathedral due to the tomb of St. Nicholas. The age of the building is not obscured by embellishments of the 17th century like many. It is massive and simple, impressive and straight-forward.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is Santa Claus's forever home! :) St. Nicolas is burried under the church altar. The upper side is catholic church and in the basement orthodox.

Thank Karsai K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in here mainly to get out of the heat for a while, some of the architecture is very good, there is also crypt. A few beggars sitting on the steps outside and priests walking straight by them and the first thing you see when...More

Thank applegate69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best churches I’ve seen the tomb of Saint Nicole ant the streets near by its located at the old bari

Thank ponchocoin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Architecture and Nice story about how and why it was built. No comments about the story about St. Nicolas bones yet it is a nice one

1  Thank WorldCT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent so much time looking up in the Basilica, the ceiling is fantastic. Make sure you visit the crypt also.

1  Thank Tabbygus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly a mystic place, in a very wide square in the heart of Città Vecchia. Inside is amazing and the crypt is breathless.There, both Catholic and Orthodox services are performed, so you can find people praying in many languages.

1  Thank ClaudeLM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The basilica was built between 1087 and 1197 and today is an important pilgrimage destination both Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians from Eastern Europe.

Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is well worth seeing, very beautiful ceiling, Norman arches, remains of the saint in the crypt.

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Rahul C
18 August 2018|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
4 hours is very limited. You could do Alberobello with a car and driver : 1hr to get there, 1hr to walk around, 1hr to get back. Hot work, not sure if it’s worth it, depends what you like. Otherwise 4hrs is great to walk... More