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Basilica San Nicola

Largo Abate Elia 13, 70122, Bari, Italy
+39 080 573 7111
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Largo Abate Elia 13, 70122, Bari, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You simply have to see the Basilica of St Nicholas if you are in Bari. An impressive building and all the more interesting as Catholic masses are held on the ground floor and Orthodox services take place in the crypt.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are some local shops as well, you can buy some cute stuff.... Restaurants have usually an amazing food, well priced and don't miss the local wine....

Thank Arian S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The basilica is one of the best sights in Bari. Be sure to visit the grotto/ crypt beneath the sanctuary!

Thank HVwriter
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were strolling around Bari old town and got to see this bascilica. It’s pretty impressive and the building is really tall. St. Nicolas was buried here. It’s not gaudy as some of tge other churches we had been to in Italy.

Thank Mcbz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive cathedral, dating back to the 10th century, later updated with various styles. Do read up on the stories around St Nicolas before visiting.

Thank Marjo1187
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unique because this exquisite church is a meca for Orthodox pilgrims and tourists alike and arguably Bari's No. 1 tourist attraction. But it isn't Bari's cathedral and not the seat of the bishop or centre of the Church in the area. It was built to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this cathedral by chance whilst wandering around the old part of the city. Actually we thought we’d already been to this cathedral but it turned out to be for a rival saint! This one is fascinating as it’s both Catholic and Russian...More

Thank HeavenCrawley
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the basilica of Bari’s patron saint (although there is a rival saint in San Sabino). The most fascinating aspect of this site is that it serves two religious traditions, the Roman Catholic and the Russian Orthodox. Saint Nicholas is revered in both, and...More

Thank Leslie W
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

A very interesting church and less gaudy than I was expecting. The crypt was a bit crowded but I expected that as the remains of Saint Nicholas are there. I would recommend a visit.

Thank Stanley1413
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

The relics of the Saint were brought here by the Normans in 1045? or thereabouts. The massive Cathedral is a practicing Catholic Church. On the lower level a practicing Orthodox Curch exists with many Russian Orthodox Christian Pilgrims coming all year. If your not a...More

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