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“The ceilings alone are worth the visit”

Basilica San Nicola
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Salisbury, Connecticut
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“The ceilings alone are worth the visit”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This is a 900+ year old very well preserved major church. If you want to see what Santa really looked like, look at the likeness of what he probably looked like-aMiddle Eastern man.

Visited May 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Stunning building in the old town”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

What a stunning piece of architecture the basilica is. We visited during the Saint Nicola festival which meant that everything in the old town was busy, but to visit the crypt where (part) of the Saints remains lye in rest was quite an experience.

You don't need to have any strongly held Christian views to appreciate a visit to this most memorable building.

Visited May 2014
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Bari
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“Unmissable”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

The most important old church - monument in bari.
In the old town, close to the sea and the touristic port, very easy to reach by foot

Visited April 2014
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Somerset
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“Another church - different features”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

These are not as elegantly furnished as many of the Catholic churches although a lot of this can be put down to al but a small pieces of the fresco that would have been painted all around the church. The alter and the canopy over the top are worth seeing as is the crypt dedicated to St Nicholas. Get a guide who can provide you with an explanation of the building, how and when it was built etc.

Visited April 2014
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Huntington Beach, California
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“Historically Significant Must See in Bari”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We entered this church twice on the same trip. The first time, we were roaming the streets aimlessly and just happened upon it. We found it fascinating starting with the square in which it was located....very lively with tourists from all over, pedi-bikes. The 2nd time we saw the church with a guide. This made a tremendous difference. There is a great historical connection to Bari that you must learn about. So either visit with a guide, or study up before you enter. It's well worth a visit. If you do visit alone, be sure to visit the lower part of the church.

Visited October 2013
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