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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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I don't want my kids to go see Santa's remains.

It is a nice cathedral and the dual use by both Catholics and the Russian Orthodox seems like a good use of the space and the church.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is a nice cathedral and the dual use by both Catholics and the Russian Orthodox seems like a good use of the space and the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The basilica is the centre of the old town and its easy to find as it well signposted and I am sure if you walk around the numerous alleys of the old town you will pass the basilica more than more than once, I know I did. Even if you are not religious its hard not to be impressed by... More 

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Bari
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of the best places of the town. In the middle of the old town, this is the place where the statue of Saint Nicholas is based. it is a double church: the ground floor is a catholic church, while the underground is a protestant church. it also has signs of the Saint's miracle, as the marble column which floated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Excellent frescoes, well preserved, be careful avoid taking pictures with flash I was told. You need to ask locals direction, not easy to find. Residents happy to help. Plenty religious stores along the way. I was pleased to visit 2x during my visit. Go down to the crypt, if I remember right there is a fee (cannot remember cost) but... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Two churches in one. The Romanesque Catholic basilica on the ground floor. An Orthodox church in the crypt below. The remains of St Nicholas, holy to both faiths ensure a steady stream of worshipers and pilgrims.

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The basilica is what Bari is known for and a visit there is mandatory. A wedding was going on so it was a wonderful to see the cathedral not just as a historical landmark but a living religious structure. The crypt with Nicholas's bones is interesting to visit under the basilica.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is not your average cathedral but an earlier, simpler form and style. More of what the medieval mysics would have preferred. No less awe-inspiring for it's lack of art, as there are still frecoes and the grandeur of Italian architecture.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It's an interesting mix of orthodox and catholic religions. For me it was a little bit like any other churches or cathedrals. A big stone church with a gold ceiling and a underground crypt filled with silver and gold. A "fine way" to spell faith. But i'm probably not the best reviewer of this kind of landmarks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a very interesting basilica, fist of all its interior with a wonderful ceiling and a crypt of St. Nicholas. Worth a visit if you are in Bari.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

If you think 'it won't happen to me!' You're mistaken. In in the time it took me to take out my change purse, someone next to me professionally lifted my wallet. It happened at a tiny merkato near the square....so please be very vigilant

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Address: Address: Largo Abate Elia, 13, 70122 Bari, Italy
Phone Number: +39 080 573 7111
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Bari

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