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Address: Largo Abate Elia 13, 70122, Bari, Italy
Phone Number: +39 080 573 7111
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Breath takingly beautiful

I have been visiting San Nicola for 10 years now, I personally feel a vibe with this church, this is the place I find, when I'm wanting to get back in touch with God. This church... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been visiting San Nicola for 10 years now, I personally feel a vibe with this church, this is the place I find, when I'm wanting to get back in touch with God. This church is very special to me. My friends even got married here and the service was beautiful. Very long but very beautiful. This is a... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What I noticed in Old Bari is that people are really very religious! This is the main church of Old or Vecchia Bari. We visited during the night and hence could not go inside.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church. Different than others I have seen before. Worth a visit for sure. Most interesting is the main part of the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture and lovely art. The crypt downstairs is a don't miss sight. Lovely church. The ceiling is special and artistic.

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Thank Millpers123
Bari, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pontifical Basilica di San Nicola (Basilica of Saint Nicholas) is a church in Bari, southern Italy that holds wide religious significance throughout Europe and the Christian world. The basilica is an important pilgrimage destination both for Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians from Eastern Europe.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Defo worth the trip but needs more info about St Nicholas himself. Cathedral equally interesting thanks to the archaeological stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended Sunday Mass in July and walked around after. The crypt of St. Nicholas and chapel below the alter is beautiful. Do not miss the chapel to the right as you enter the church. It contains part of the Crucifix of Christ and the Crown of Thorns. My only surprise is that there was no music at 12 Noon... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Basilica is beautiful, with an impressive entrance door and a gorgeous ceiling. Worth visiting, but only if you are already visiting Bari's old town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church is one of the most important landmark In Bari. St. Nicola has important role In Bari history connected with the sea. This geographical position at the sea explains the role of this Saint for Bari people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to stumble upon this cathedral whilst wandering around the old streets of Bari. Lovely inside, fantastic ceilings and lots of frescoes. Toilets round the back, €0.50 if there is a guard there or free when the door is deliberately left open!

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