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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  • I've been by accident and I was sad to see how passers-by would throw everything on the ground, ruining the whole thing. overall it's worth visiting disregarding these inconveniences to people who can't appreciate what he has and doesn't think that the world is about all of us and how we make it.
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  • A beautiful church that takes your breath away. Very particularly the fact that we were both Catholics and Orthodox. Recommend the visit and especially to dedicate enough time and information.
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  • Very Impressive building. Nice architecture. Very close to sea shore. Many souvenir shops close to it.  more »
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  • This was amazing although it was busy due to it being Easter Sunday. We were lucky enough to visit inbetween the many religious services being performed.
  • Very calm atmosphere. Nice building. Just recommend
  • From the first Serbian Nemanjich dynasty we have many testimonies of the gifts to church Everything has become especially some of the Holy King Milutin (Stefan Uros II), when referring to more improved. Milutin gave us a very important thing – silver altar of silver weighs 600 pounds. In fact , the tomb , the stone altar of St. Nicholas , it was covered with a silver altar in the form of a cover which was a part of the whole chapel Serbian minted from silver from Novo Brdo Stefan Uros II Milutin and Stefan Uros III of Decani , but in our Basilica have the emperor Dusan that on this parchment , which stands in front of me , call on their ancestors , which is a clear proof that relations with us in history were long . He wrote this letter a number of pilgrims to the tomb of Saint Nicholas and gives our Basilica. After placing under administration of Dubrovnik, which is not occupied by Emperor Dushan , but had to settle instead of military conflict , Dubrovnik pay their taxes , much of this tax Emperor Dusan gives our church. With him they went to visit two of our well-known priest of the time and got the Emperor Dusan, in 1346. , in Skopje , just in the year of the foundation Serbian empire and patriarchy , the document on the payment of taxes to our Church . The wording of the Latin language shows that the relations between the basilica and Serbia at that time were very close, and that the former relations between Serbia and the church were very common, because how else realize that some ordinary Catholic priest went with an orthodox emperor and required contributions? This proves that there was ongoing contact between the basilica and the Serbian court and because all of these elements are very important , because they indicate the continuity of the relationship with the Serbian rulers. On the parchment of our church inventory we have about ten or twelve gifts mentioned Serbian rulers , but the church remained only three major tracks: the first is a silver altar , which is 1684th he was completely melted down and re- built in the Neapolitan Baroque style . So we lost a Serb masterpiece of Byzantine character, although the current design of the altar and is considered a masterpiece of Neapolitan art in the processing of silver. - There are still those who ignore that Serbia itself had the largest and deepest relationships with you at that time ? – In our inventory on parchment in 1361, you see how big this document , more than five meters , are listed all the gifts of Serbian kings that came to us in this church . It is often quoted that the gift of kings ” Sklavonije ,” one would say today Slavonia. However, this has nothing to do with Croatia, it does not apply to Croatia . It is absolutely the case for Serbia , because at that time we did not have any relations with Croatia. We only had a small trademarks , in Barletta , north, and in all this part of southern Italy, from Barletta down , including the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, primarily whole Puglia , we had solely to the Adriatic coast , and above all with Serbia.
  • Very beautiful basilica and cripta, and absolutely fascinating (huge!) archeological area that is very well explained (partly in Italian) and more than worth the very, very friendly entry fee.
  • Brilliant building with relics of St Nicolas
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