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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 visited the Basilica several times with many friends and it is a nice place to visit. Too many Polish people come to visit the Bona, the queen of Poland in some era which is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Bari, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I visited the Basilica several times with many friends and it is a nice place to visit. Too many Polish people come to visit the Bona, the queen of Poland in some era which is originally from Bari.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I'm not a religious person, but there was a feeling of calm that washed over me as I walked into the Basilica. Decor isn't ostentatious like other basilicas/cathedrals I have visited, but there is a beauty in its simplicity. The crypt is worth going down to, with some interesting artifacts to look at. Free to get in.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

An interesting church which is the resting place of San Nicola, or part of him, better known as Santa Claus. There is a fine reliquary in the first chapel on the right while in the crypt is the burial place of part of the saint. Above this is a fine altar. Well worth a visit and a refuge form the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and peaceful. Even my 2 sons liked it very much. A man who was working there was very positive and helpful.

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Single most important religious and art monument in the area. Garnd pilgrim destinations and treasure for all the lovers of the Romanesque art. Beautiful treasury!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Visiting San Nicolas church in Bari is one of the most important attraction in the old city of Bari. It is large and Antique church and you can feel the atmosphere of Holy place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A must-see in Bari, beautiful in its austere formalism, quite different from some of the more over-the-top Baroque churches further south.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were recommended to go here by our hotel and it is definitely worth it if you're in Bari. It is beautiful like many Italian churches with lovely painted frescoes. The architecture is fascinating and there are many interesting artefacts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Being located in the ancient town, it is a number one attraction for cruise passengers.(they swarm in as soon as they leave their liners for a four-hour tour in Bari) Within easy reach from the harbour it offers a stunning contrast between its plain-looking facade and an impressive interior,mainly its well-preserved ceiling.The church has a rather square appearance, seemingly more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The basilica was built nearly 1000 years ago and is still the religious, historical and spiritual center of Bari. It mixes very well with the small alleys and squares and white building of the cite' vecchia. It is worth visiting the inside and particularly the crypt.

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