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Basilica San Nicola, Bari

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Strikes the majestic height of the nave and the ceiling paintings framed with gold decorations. The Church on the lower floor, where is the tomb of Saint Nicholas, is dedicated to the Orthodox rituals and this is certainly a peculiarity. Many significant elements both from the standpoint of the religious cult that of historical and artistic importance: from the column of miracles, the Chair carved from a block of marble, silver throne.
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  • The Church of St. Nicholas is one of the most beautiful and important basilicas and monumental shrine of Christianity, where the man who perfected the relics of the Saint who came from afar.
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  • The Basilica of Saint Nicholas is known worldwide and is a great pride of the city of Bari; combines so many values that unite inextricably, in his existence, Erte and faith. Even those who don't think that they have the Faith it was conquered: I attended the mass on Friday 7 October celebrated at 18:30 during two anniversaries: the Madonna del Rosario-particularly worshipped by the Dominican fathers-and the fifty years of priesthood of father John Far-already prior of the Basilica itself. Beyond words my advice would be to visit the large church with respect almost millennial it deserves.
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  • 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.
  • Great church used by catolic as well as ortodox
  • The place where Saint Nicholas is buried is an imposing church with sublime yet simple Romanesque architecture and steeped in history. A must-see for any visit to Apulia.
  • Spectacular church and a must see place in Bari, do not miss the cripta!
  • Spectacular church. All white. Great city.
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