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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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  • The plaza in front allows beautiful pictures, and among them the saint’s sculpture. As the cathedral, the Romanesque style had reach its peak, with high, open spaces. The Baroque cieling, even as... 
    The plaza in front allows beautiful pictures, and among them the saint’s sculpture. As the cathedral, the Romanesque style had reach its peak, with high, open spaces. The Baroque cieling, even as...  more »
  • The church is not interesting from an architectural point of view. If you are not an ardent Christian, do not spend your time on it. 
    The church is not interesting from an architectural point of view. If you are not an ardent Christian, do not spend your time on it.  more »
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  • The absolutely beautiful basilica with amazing energy and architecture. I ve been there 3 days out if 3 in Bari! They have service at 6 pm in a basement, if you want to join.
  • Unassuming but beautiful church. Take the time to wander in and have a look. There serene quiet is a perfect place to escape the heat and reflect

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