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Basilica San Nicola

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Largo Abate Elia 13, 70122, Bari, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth a visit. The remains of Saint Nicholas are there and it is the spiritual place of Bari. The ceiling in the Basilica is spectacular.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jossie13
Reviewed 1 week ago

The North Pole may be the physical home of Santa but this is his spiritual home.The ceiling has beautiful art to rival that of the Sistene Chapel. A lovely experience.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tonyfitzsimons
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit. Very impressive decorated ceiling. Also go down to where his tomb is located. Charming pedestrian streets all around.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AndrewG4499
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprised by how light this building was inside - fantastic as it allowed great views of the architecture and the decoration. Also surprised that we were allowed in during Sunday morning Mass, which lovely as it added to the atmosphere of this beautiful building

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The basilica was finish in 1197, during the Italo-Norman domination of Apulia, Its foundation is related to the recovery of some of the relics of Saint Nicholas from the saint’s original shrine in Myra, in what is now Turkey. When Myra passed into the hands...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cristian V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At first entrance to the church nothing seem very special. We have seen many churches throughout Italy. Then we saw a stairway and a sign that said crypt. This was also not unusual. We don't usually visit the crypts as they are often very similar,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robert F
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

Absolutely wonderfuland peaceful place! Everything is special there, the atmosphere is asif a miracleis about to happen!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank xxxlora
Reviewed 3 February 2019

When one has been around the web of narrow streets and alleys of Citta Antica, overhung with washing and overburdened by the havoc of time, one will comprehend that the Church of San Nikola is part of the canvas if it does not also embody...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Such a beautiful place, and kind of random to just pass down tiny streets and find such a huge building in the heart of old town. It’s lovely inside, so quiet despite the Bose sound system along the pillars, haha. Quite lovely, and eerie!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bcaptured
Reviewed 26 January 2019

Although often deluged with crowds, it is difficult not to be impressed by the square, castle-like appearance of the Romanesque basilica. The vaulted and beautifully decorated crypt is reputed to be the final resting place of the bones of Saint Nicholas aka Santa Claus.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sam P
5 January 2019|
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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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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
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