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Basilica San Nicola

Largo Abate Elia 13, 70122, Bari, Italy
+39 080 573 7111
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“st nicholas” (34 reviews)
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Opens in 16 min
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Largo Abate Elia 13, 70122, Bari, Italy
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+39 080 573 7111
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"st nicholas"
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"beautiful church"
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"roman catholics"
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"father christmas"
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"beautiful ceiling"
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"real santa"
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"worth a visit"
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"impressive building"
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Reviewed yesterday

I went twice because this is a very special place. The tomb in the crypt which has been there since 1087 (the remains of St Nicholas were bought here for safety; he originally died in Turkey in the 4th century) is an amazing, atmospheric place....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a church, history like this well worth visiting. Best to have a guide take you in so you can appreciate the history of the place. Amazing decorative ceiling panels. Regards David B

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't visit old churches so much any more. I was glad I walked into this one. It has a very interesting interior with lots to see and admire - art wise.

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Finished in 1197, this beautiful church, with its mostly square shape was built of limestone. The interior has a unique architecture and the ceiling is stunning. At almost one thousand years old, it is a must see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's located in the city centre so getting there is actually nice walk. One of the main sights, can't miss it if you go walking in the old city.

Thank agrgsc_11
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend to visit the San Nicola Basilica on Thursday morning, the saint's relics of Sint Nicolas are open one day a week.

Thank constantinush2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very impressed by this beautiful basilica and the way it had been restored to it's original state by stripping it of the baroque transformations which had been added.

Thank Cocciolino2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best thing is the century old catacomb where Saint Nicolas has been buried. This Basilica is a must see when visiting Bari.

Thank Alex_Rdam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With all the discussion about colonial and slave heritage, I like to see that San Nicola was brown, not white or black. Simple church but nice statue of San Nicola and interesting crypte.

Thank Leon W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In this church you have to LOOK UP to see the magnificent art work on the ceiling. The sheer size of the church from the outside makes for a great photo op of you looking the size of an ant! Try to get there before...More

Thank SrtaADB
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