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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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Rustic & Stunning at the same time

We arrived in Bari on a Sunday morning on MSC Preziosa. We walked into town and past alot of stalls and street vendors and found ourselves at the Basilica San Nicola. We went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Bari on a Sunday morning on MSC Preziosa. We walked into town and past alot of stalls and street vendors and found ourselves at the Basilica San Nicola. We went in but there was a service on so we walked around for 30 minutes and then returned just as everyone was leaving. We went inside and spent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This huge Catgedral for Bari will be,in any case,on yr way if you are visiting old city in Bari.A must to see while still in Bari.İt is nice and well protected Cathedral,holding the bones of Saint Nicholas.

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Bari
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

THE MASTERPIECE OF ART ROMAN - The Church of St. Nicholas is situated in the old town, the Apulian Romanesque style, the three-nave interior is very nice, filled with ionic columns. Visit the underlying Chapel, dedicated to the Saint and the Museum in the same church with Holy treasures. A must stop in Bari.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

First time to Bari exceeded expectations. The Basilica is a highlight of the City and we were also fortunate to be there for the Feast of St. Nicholas. The Basilica is simple in decor but speaks volumes in grandeur, mixture of Eastern and Roman at its purest. Incredible experience to see so many families and visitors all celebrating this important... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Amazing ceiling frescos and worth a look but quite small. In old part of city and free to enter so definitely worth a look!

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Bari
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are in Bari, do not avoid the possibility to visit this church. It is a monumental building, beautiful inside. We were lucky to see the ceremony on 18 May evening, when the statue of San Nicola was taking around the city and was brought back to the church at about 22:30.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A stunning and tranquil area with the church providing elegance and culture within Bari. Many lovely cafes around to stop for pastry , ice cream and coffee

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Remember to look upwards inside the church, you will not see Santa but a most beautiful ceiling, decorated in 24carat gold , mosaic floors and ornateness in every form. Be sure to down into the crypt to visit the burial place of St. Nicholas - Father Christmas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a nice church to visit. Not too overwhelming. The real attraction is the crypt below the altar where the original St. Nicholas is buried. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and he's here in Bari!

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istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The most important and effective cathedral in bari. Lying along seaside of old town. But the most effective thing for me is inside basilica the body of the saint lies taken from turkey. I have seen that section, too.

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