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Basilica di San Nicola

Piazza San Nicola, 62029 Bari, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 48 Attractions in Bari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Pitesti, Romania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The church impresses by simplicity. The crypt requires respect and admiration. We were there before 6 December celebrations and we have seen the service of removing the statue of St. Nicholas and placing it in the altar. With holiday lights around the church atmosphere was unique.

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Bari, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are visiting Bari then this is a must see. Very nice place in front of the waterfront. Free entrance and no queue. Impressive from the outside. Its like nothing you have seen before becuase there's two churches in one. Uneasy to forget that this is a Basilica designed and built so long ago to keep the Nicolaus bones... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The whiteness of its walls. The irregularity of its structure. The vastity of its interior. The charm of the crypt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Very beautiful basilica with a impressive basement. I had no idea about the involvement of St Nicholas in Bari

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a Roman Catholic cathedral with a Russian Orthodox church with St Nicholas's 'relics' in the crypt. The simple Romanesque building is very attractive we found but the most special element is the crypt where the Russian Orthodox priest was chanting a service beautifully. This is a place of great pilgrimage to the Orthodox church and we passed a... More 

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Zabbar, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The "Basilica di San Nicola" is a wonderful spot not to be missed in Bari, Italy. It is well venerated by local and foreigners. It's an experience in it's own right. Recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We arrived in Bari without any plans or tours organised and after doing a circuit we found the Basilica. There are amazing frescos and the crypt downstairs was quite eerie. Be prepared for crowds but if you visit later in the day you can get some great photos without lots of tourists. We arrived on a Sunday and there was... More 

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Aci Castello, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The architecture of this church is unique, combining the simplicity of the aisles with the incredible richness of the paintings on the roofs. Not to mention the intimacy of the crypt, where Christians from all confessions pray together hand in hand. A must while in Bari, regardless of your own confession or beliefs

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Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A wonderful church and a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture (12th century) with a mix of Byzantine (Eastern) and Latin (Western) styles. The must-see places are the facade, the apse and the crypt, with its ceiling and the amazing columns dating back from Roman times, the tomb of St Nicholas and a great Byzantine icon. If you have the chance, take... More 

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Colmurano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Didn't expect to like this Duomo so much, it was very beautiful and the room downstairs with St Nicola's tomb is very beautiful architecture, loved the ceiling, definately worth the visit.

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