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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is massive. What's nice about this church is that it's not fussy like many churches, it is built to show that it is a grand church, and the church is not full of paintings, just fantastic roof paintings. The crypt is also very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joseph V
Reviewed 5 October 2018

It's a plain, spare church. Unless you're really, really religious, I'd give this place a pass. Nothing much to see here that can't be seen in thousands of other typical churches throughout Europe. Not bad, just completely unexceptional.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

The present building was constructed between the late 12th and late 13th centuries, mostly in the last thirty years of the 12th century, and was built on the site of the ruins of the Imperial Byzantine cathedral destroyed in 1156 by William I of Sicily....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Typical style church similar to many in Bari, Beautiful ceiling and interesting crypt - extremely well preserved mummified remains of Saint Columba.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We really loved this Church, so simple in its Romanic style and its "rosetta" above the main entrance which gives a beautiful light effect. Very spiritual.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The cathedral was built in the 13th century, it represents an example of Apulian Romanesque architecture. In the basement are kept important archaeological finds.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The cathedral is in the typical old and beautiful style, the style you find that many churches here in Bari have. It is a relaxing spot if you want to take a moment of silence and pray. You can also see the incredible well preserved...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AndreiStej
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I can't explain it, but when i entered the Cathedral and starting appreciating the Stations of the Cross, I became emotional. I have seen many Cathedrals in Italy, and they are all phenomenal - this one included.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Miggy747
Reviewed 17 June 2018

The main Cathedral of Bari is San Nicola by default. However, the Cathedral of Bari is San Sabino. San Sabino (Saint Sabinus) was a bishop of Canosa, whose relics were brought here in the IX century. It is 200 metres southwest of the Basilica of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Underneath this cathedral is an incredible world of relics from Roman, early Christian, early medieval and late medieval times. Impressive well preserved mosaics (Roman and early Christian, as well the the remains of early Christian and medieval churches upon which the current cathedral was built....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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