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Basilica di San Nicola

Piazza San Nicola, 62029 Bari, Italy
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Bari City Sightseeing Including Basilica di San...
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Ranked #2 of 56 Attractions in Bari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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Mosta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Beautiful romanesque structure with an impressive painted soffit and a wonderful crypt dedicated to Saint nicholas. The crypt is decorated with arched columns. Each column has a different design which gives a unique and unusual design. Definitely worth a visit. The old town is also a must visit.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Once you have negotiated the beggars at the door this is quite an impressive church. The crypt areas are not much but the main part of the church is very impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Ancient basilica housing the bones of St Nicholas. Upstairs is Catholic and austere. The crypt is Orthodox and buzzing. There's plenty to see on both levels. Well worth a special journey.

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