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Basilica di San Nicola

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Address: Piazza San Nicola, 62029 Bari, Italy
Phone Number: 0733976311
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A beautiful place, do not miss it! Not only historical important, the architecture is impressive and a visit to the crypt with the grave of Santa is almost obligatory ;)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Worth a quick visit. Part of the fun is finding your way around the small old streets and stopping for coffee and pastries etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A beautiful place, do not miss it! Not only historical important, the architecture is impressive and a visit to the crypt with the grave of Santa is almost obligatory ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Absolutely beautiful and inspiring with absolutely divine atmosphere. I could not give up smoking for many years and I had no one cigarette after praying there.

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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were there for a daily mass in Italian and it was quite powerful...The ceiliing paintings were quite beautiful as well

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Fantastic building but don,t be put off by the drab exterior! Go inside and take a look.Make sure that you visit the crypt where many people were praying at the tomb of the saint .

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

One of the most beautiful basilicas which I have seen. Several gentlemen were there to help you to learn of its history and importance to the city of Bari

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to this historic place. It is very beautiful inside. Lots of beggers outside the basilica though.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Unfortunately being restored...difficult to see the outside,but very beautiful inside...waters edge,cool severe almost undecorated

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

certainly worth a visit if you find yourself in Bari....free entry. Crypt was pretty cool......nice church

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Pitesti, Romania
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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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