Highlights in Bari

Highlights in Bari during a Mediterranean cruise

Basilica di San Nicola

  • basilica dedicated to St. Nicholas
  • important pilgrimage
  • built in the 11th and 12th centuries
  • contains the relics of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra (not the St. Nicholas which we know)
  • regarded as the prototype of the Romanesque style

Castello Normanno-Svevo

  • well preserved castle in the center of a city
  • built in the 12th century by the Norman King Roger II
  • was transformed into a prison and barracks
  • currently used for exhibitions

Museo Archeologico

  • archaeological Museum
  • founded in 1875
  • contains the most complete collection of the Apulian (= name of region) archaeological artifacts

Cattedrale di San Sabino

  • cathedral dedicated to Saint Sabino
  • built in the 12th and 13th century (Romanesque style)
  • original building (from the 11th century) was in Byzantine style, but later it was destroyed
  • all baroque elements from the 18th century were later removed