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Basilica San Nicola

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Address: Largo Abate Elia, 13, 70122, Bari, Italy
Phone Number: +39 080 573 7111
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Basilica of Saint Nicholas - worth a visit

Very beautiful basilica with a crypt of St. Nicholas in the basement.Went in the afternoon and was very quiet. Worth a visit if you are in Bari.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very beautiful basilica with a crypt of St. Nicholas in the basement.Went in the afternoon and was very quiet. Worth a visit if you are in Bari.

Thank stevie965
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went inside after a mass, it was really beautiful. It is more on the simple style, but it's magnificent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's located at the very center of the city. Really beautiful and impressive old building. Must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent atmosphere....breathtaking. Amazing church, great people and information link to the above.

Thank Visnoo S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was struck immediately upon entering by the brightness inside of the light that poured in through the windows and bounced around the light-colored stone walls. The beautiful choral music playing added to the worshipful sense so it felt more like an experience than simply visiting perhaps a typical old cathedral. We visited shortly after Christmas a particularly loved the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking around Bari vecchia is not hard to find San Nicola. The basilica is an excellent example of medioeval romanic style with white pure stones to depict God all around. The atmosphere is really interesting while walking down to the underground beautiful second church devoted to orthodox Christianity. It is a great example of eastern and western tradition mixed together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to go for a relaxing walk. Better in the summer. The chirch is strange mix of orthodox and catholic. Named to keep the San Nicola holy remains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Extraordinary place. A MUST if you go to Bari. Tucked away behind the Old Town behind time alleys and washing. The Basilica is like a history story - a piece of the cross apparently along with other relics and stuff collected during the Crusdaes. Go down into the 1000 year old Crypt ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Romanico pugliese is the architectural style I prefer the most for the churches. San Nicola is one of the best example between the cathedrals. The light games and the atmosphere inside is an experience that is really difficult to describe. Strongly recommended if you pass from Bari

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I went there in September and I got to be witness of a wedding inside that church. I'm a catholic and I've saw there the true architecture of italian churches. It's an old huge building, with a fantastic architecture on the top. In the accessible level under the church there is the tomb of Saint Nicholas.

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