Guided tour

Bari: St. Nicholas Basilica and Crypt Guided Tour

Activity provider: Baritours

Bari: St. Nicholas Basilica and Crypt Guided Tour

Activity provider: Baritours

From US$ 26.31 per person

Discover every detail of St. Nicholas Basilica, the most important church in Bari. Experience a fascinating guided tour of the basilica and its crypt and learn about the cult of Saint Nicholas.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Visit the Basilica and the crypt together with a specialized guide
  • All you need to know about the history of Saint Nicholas, the patron of Bari
  • Support of an expert interpreter, specialized in your language
Full description
Discover every detail of the most important church in Bari, one of the most remarkable examples of Romanesque in the world, the first large Norman church in the South. Its grandeur is highlighted by the wide limestone facade and by multiple ornamental details, such as the Porta dei Leoni on the north side, decorated with bass relieves portraying chivalry scenes. Inside, large transverse arches and laboriously carved capitals will capture your attention, transforming themselves into the perfect frame of a fascinating journey into the cult of Saint Nicholas, between history and devotion. The tour ends with a visit to the famous crypt, which contains the relics of the Saint, and which inspired a legend telling the story of the spear of Longinus, a Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus on the Cross.
  • Complete tour of the Basilica di San Nicola and the crypt, where the relics of the Saint are buried
  • Discover every detail and feel embraced by one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in Europe
  • Discover the devotion that inextricably links the people of Bari to their Patron Saint

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    Meeting point

    The guide will be waiting for you near the statue of St. Nicholas, clearly visible from the square.

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    Customer reviews

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    5 /5

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    Francesca is a guide with a great cultural background, we liked her a lot, time has flown!

    September 21, 2022

    If you're into history, it's a good experience, the guide was a historian, so you got full value for money.

    October 14, 2022

    Product ID: 430318