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Basilica di San Nicola

Piazza San Nicola, 62029 Bari, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 50 attractions in Bari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Orlando, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Beautiful, centuries-old basilica. Not very crowded when we visited. Near the baywalk where you can rest and watch the ocean.

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Vicenza, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

beautiful ceiling, well kept, lovely alter and artwork. busy the day we were there with baptisms. asdfasdjflkjasdfljk lalkjsdhflkjsa alkjsdh alk falkajshdf

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

One of the most important places to visit in Bari. No matter what your views are on religion this church is an amazing building to see. we arrived on Sunday morning and all the churches in Bari had services being conducted. it was well worth sitting in the back to here the voices echoing around the roof. there are some... More

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Salisbury, Connecticut
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a 900+ year old very well preserved major church. If you want to see what Santa really looked like, look at the likeness of what he probably looked like-aMiddle Eastern man.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

What a stunning piece of architecture the basilica is. We visited during the Saint Nicola festival which meant that everything in the old town was busy, but to visit the crypt where (part) of the Saints remains lye in rest was quite an experience. You don't need to have any strongly held Christian views to appreciate a visit to this... More

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