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Basilica San Nicola

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Largo Abate Elia 13, 70122, Bari, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This Basilica is massive. It is not very colourful, infact it looks quiet bare, but there is something that makes this Basilica look very holy. Then you go to the crypt, and it is completely different, it's very ornate and with a lot of colourful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joseph V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very striking church with gorgeous architecture. Typical Norman squareness in the bones, but Byzantine and Romanesque adornments throughout. Make sure you see the crypt with St. Nicholas as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dven8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see in Bari - just set up a credible cover story if visiting with little children 😉. Spectacular interiors and the crypt with the remains of the Saint, and the accompanying icon are very evocative.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank artisrini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great church with great inside architecture. The interior is spectacular and San Nicola’s tomb was breathtaking... with all the decorations and beautiful paintings.. the ceiling of the church is great to look at.. I visited it by night so it was not crowded. A must...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

There is a mystical, holy blessed atmosphere in the St. Nicholas church. With Christmas lights it's even more special. I also recommend everyone to visit the crypt.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Breathtakiingly beautiful! a very sacred place to visit. Thank you Giorgio, Apulia Tours, for making our trip so memorable and all the information you knew on this Basilica.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank m t
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We've visited Bari especially for Basilica San Nicola. The church absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The most amazing about this place that you feel the unity of the Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dina K
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Beautiful Basilica San Nicola. Wonderful architecture. We were longing to visit this beautiful church and its so quiet and peaceful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ShakMalta
Reviewed November 17, 2018

This ranks high on our list of beautiful churches, but the crypt is what sets it apart as a stunning place not to be missed. Take your time to observe and appreciate all the details in both the crypt and main basilica.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

This church has a surprising interior, well worth a visit. It is shared by Roman Catholics and Russians. What makes it more interesting is that there are plenty of information plaques for you to read all about its history. These are written in Italian, Russian...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from AVMISHIN | Reviewed this property |
I have doubts that everything is so simple for you. It is possible to get to the 0 floor simply. But on the -1 floor there are no elevators for sure - helpers are needed.
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Response from michaelpF2808SO | Reviewed this property |
4 hours is very limited. You could do Alberobello with a car and driver : 1hr to get there, 1hr to walk around, 1hr to get back. Hot work, not sure if it’s worth it, depends what you like. Otherwise 4hrs is great to walk... More