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A gift from Russia

The bronze statue of Saint Nicholas was made by Zurab Tsereteli in his honour. In 1087, the remains... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
The statue is sympathetic with it's surrounding and does have a certain presence....

It also acts as a great focal point as you try to navigate the seemingly endless little alley ways... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

The bronze statue of Saint Nicholas was made by Zurab Tsereteli in his honour. In 1087, the remains of St. Nicholas were moved from Myra in Lycia to Bari, where they rest in the basilica on St. Nicholas square. The statue was erected in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

It also acts as a great focal point as you try to navigate the seemingly endless little alley ways in the old town: you can think your lost and then go down an alley way and once again recognise dear old St Nicola. There always...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

I read his relics were stolen; I think they also stole the life from the square. I was there at least 5 times and it always seems lifeless except for some police and old men smoking. Hardly anyone there. The monument is nice enough -...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Donald S
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Nice sculpture of St. Nicholas near the church; the relics of Saint Nicholas ( the Christmas Father for the children) is burried in Sant Nicholas Basilica, and his relics were stolen in the 11 century from Turkey, where his sarcophage is to admire, but empty.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Just across the San Nicola church there is the statue. It makes up for a nice area, but the whole square feels a bit lifeless.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Can be found in one corner of the square in front of the famous St Nicholas Cathedral. Good to see and admire but that's about it.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Tony M
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

gave this statue as a gift to the people of Bari...located in a corner outside the Basilica of St. Nicholas (where some of St. Nicks bones are kept)...this statue is most thought out by Russian tourists of course but it makes it a nice photo...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank andoffigoagain
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Located across the basilica of St. Nicola. Nothing to write home about. Not worth the time to make a special stop unless visiting the basilica.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank FYL003
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This statue is in the courtyard by the cathedral. Nice opportunity to take a photo or two. Seemed to be a location where locals were gathered, but they were happy to move to give an unobstructed view. Hint: Around the corner, there are nice WC...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank AthensBulldawg
Reviewed 12 March 2017

It's just a statue but because it's St Nicholas (aka. Santa) it's a really cool photo opportunity. Definitely a curiosity to visit in Bari.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank katav2014
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