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Basilica San Nicola

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Largo Abate Elia 13, 70122, Bari, Italy
+39 080 573 7111
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank ShakMalta
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank LJL1974
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank homesteads
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church of San Nicola had a very interesting story. It was a very culturally enriching experience.

Thank Dolly C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally built between 1087 and 1197, during the Italo-Norman domination of Apulia, to house the relics of San Nicola, the legendary saint, whose kindness led to the idea of Father Christmas. On the exterior the basilica could be a Norman castle as it was used...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Basilica on a Sunday evening when in town for a meeting. There was an evening mass on, which made it extra special, but both interior and exterior require a visit, especially Dutch/Belgian to visit Sinterklaas!

Thank Lex_v_Akkooi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hey, where else can you even get close to the remains of Saint Nicholas? A spectacular sight, full of history and legend, not to mention the obvious riches. The ceiling and the crypt are highlights but the surrounding area is full of many more...

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Bari, you will obviously come across this Basilica San Nicola. To my observation not the most architectural or the prettiest of buildings , but you really must enter. Inside, you will see as a beautiful interior. but sadly I, and many others were...More

Thank Roy055
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unusual in that the ground floor is used by Roman Catholics and the crypt by Russian Orthodox . Whilst we were there a Russian naming ceremony was taking place in the crypt, interesting but we felt that we were intruding a bit. Well worth a...More

Thank redscarfox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive church very beautiful architecture. The inside of the church is simple but with beautiful paintings.

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18 August 2018|
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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