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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Old St Nicholas is the patron of this church. He was an early Christian Bishop in Asia Minor, now Turkey, who lived up to his legend today. Patron of single women wishing to marry. Great treat to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gary G
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tawv
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing place with beautiful architecture. The interior is spectacular and San Nicola’s tomb was breathtaking especially since there was a service in process when we visited. A must visit if you are travelling to Bari.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Thomson-exploring
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

After three years I am back here. Same place, some peaceful in mind place. Cekling of church is pure spectacular: carved golden wood and religious thema of painting. Underground are the remains of San Nicola, protector of Bari. Sometime religious music are here. Sometime the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Square beyond San Nicola, Bari Vecchia, on a narrow peninsula by the port, dates from the medieval times, nice architecture, twisting streets, there are many restaurants, full of cafés; it's a large historic center and very visited.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Lovely to walk around in the evening. Not sure what the lights are for as they weren't on when we visited in October.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Christine T
Reviewed 4 August 2017

San Nicola Basilica does not need an introduction: this is an ancient church which is in direct jurisdiction of the Roman Pope and it holds the relics of one of the most popular saints in all Christian churches, Saint Nicholas, who was the bishop in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Part of the old town with its narrow streets and white walls. Easy walking and lots to see churches around every corner and all individual.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Gerry T
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The church is a wunderfull place to pray. When you are there you shouldn't miss the processions for the holy Nicolaus.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Hedwig K
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This Basil was built in XI century to keep safe S. Nicolas relics that was stolen from Myra (Turkey) by 62 sailman fron Bari. This is the main example of romanesque style. The Basil is built by all white stones from local quarries limestone and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank sandro58it
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