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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 see Basilica San Nicola and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bari itinerary builder.
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  • I am a seminarian studying in Rome, so every now and then I take a weekend trip to other areas of Italy/Europe that have historical religious significance. It was nice to pray where St. Nicholas is bu...  more »
  • Beautiful Romanesque crypt beautiful and treasure of Saint Nicholas to visit in may from day 7 to 10 day celebrates the patron with the historic procession the procession the illuminate and focuses
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  • The Basilica and its architecture you will easily find all over the internet. scroll what you read and print a small Guide to using it inside the basilica but after reading and found before your eyes as you read, stop, put aside the book, sit back and enjoy looking around. get lenses in the crypt, li, after near misses and shopped, Christians, everyone regardless you collect and find themselves in prayer. one, ten, a hundred Faiths, one God, whatever its name, reality, hope and utopia.
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  • Just do not miss it. This basilica is the most important place in Bari and an holy place for both Catholics and Orthodox pilgrims. In the crypt you can see the Saint's grave.
  • Very beautiful place, don't forget to go downstairs to see the St.Nicolas icons
  • Ancient basilica. The crypt is where St. Nicholas' remains are. Every year they exude oil which is in turn placed in beautifully painted bottles and sold in the gift shop.
  • Nice to visit it at 5 O´clock in the morning.
  • Spectacular ceiling which is a must see.