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Basilica di San Nicola

Address: Piazza San Nicola, 62029 Bari, Italy
Phone Number: 0733976311
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Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Bari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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37 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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