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Basilica di San Nicola

Piazza San Nicola, 62029 Bari, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 54 Attractions in Bari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Naxxar, Malta
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Its a massive church of Norman style architecture, with a second story on the side aisles and a very nice ornamental painted ceiling. The lower level hosts the relics of St. Nicholas. The church and relics is the pride and joy of Bari and you cannot say you have been to Bari if you have not visited the Basilica di... More

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Sydney, Australia
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42 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We spotted this Basilica from the city wall and worked our way back to it. It is truly impressive. The remains of frescos decorate the front, the baroque ceiling is astounding. Do not miss the crypt where you will find the tomb of St Nicholas.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Visit the centro storico of Bari. The splendid Basilica di San Nicola was built in 1089 to house the relics of St Nicholas of Myra. View its facade from the Lungomare; what a sight it must have been for medieval seafarers and Crusaders. San Nicola is deservedly better known than the Cattedrale in Bari. Look out for the episcopal throne,... More

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Craiova, Romania
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Basilica San Nicola it's a very special place where you should go because it makes you feel protected and San Nicola it's there waiting for you and listening to you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful church and a must see while in Bari. One of the larger cathedrals in Italy. Great for photographers!

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Orlando, Florida
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A special church for the fact that the bones of St. Nicolas are resting here. A place of pilgrimage, specially for the Russian Orthodox, the church could be emotionally charged as lines of people are waiting to get near. See http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/who-is-st-nicholas/ for the story of this much loved saint. I found the church to be a great resting and relaxing... More

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Punta Gorda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Church was beautiful. When we visited there was a military wedding taking place. Really enjoyed the story behind St. Nicholas

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Limassol, Cyprus
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Beautiful old church.We visited about 3 0'clock in the afternoon and was not very crowded.One of the main attractions in Bari,in the old town,very close to the sea. Plain exterior,yoy don't realie how beautiful is from inside,very large has some lovely statues and mosaics with amaing paintings to the roof. Worth a visit in the chapel downstairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

what a delightful resort town, sparkling water seascape. went on a tour through the basilica ot saint nicholas.loved the shopping, particularly a little shop named LEONE, ran by a father and his daughters. rode the little sts fun train. luvved the place.

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Marietta, Georgia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautiful church with lots of ornate décor. This church is dedicated to St. Nicholas who we now know as Santa Claus

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