Basilica San Nicola, Bari

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A pilgrimage destination for Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians, Basilica San Nicola was constructed in the 11th and 12th centuries. The origins of the basilica are steeped in legend--one is that St. Nicolas passed by Bari on his way to Rome and declared that it would be his final resting place. Today, the structure houses one of the most notable Romanesque sculptural works in southern Italy: a bishop's throne. Walk over mosaic pathways and between the two vast towers that give the church the appearance of a castle. It actually was used as a castle on four separate occasions. Plan to visit Basilica San Nicola during your Bari vacation using our convenient Bari trip website .
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  • Basilica of St Nicholas is the Cathedral in Bari that is considered of extreme religious significance. Besides last year it was visited by the Pope. It is a very sacred place and a rather important pi...  more »
  • Be what to say, to visit. If you are lucky, in the crypt, you can witness an Orthodox function. To date still access and free.
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  • If you are in Bari, you should definitely go there. It is a really big Basilica which houses the remains of St. Nicolas. If you go in there you can see a really beautiful church but if you go little further in you will see a stairway, which goes down to the basement of the church and there you can see the grave of St. Nicolas.
  • Looks more like a hotel than a B&B. Clean, new rooms good heating and appropriate breakfast compared with the price. Reasonable price too
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