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Culture of Bari. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The old part of the city is surely the most interesting for tourists as here are concentrated all main attractions of Bari. This is the place where you can see the oldest buildings in the city – the so called ancient Barium. The buildings here were built yet in the era of the Roman Empire. In the territory of the old town you will find approximately 30 ancient churches and basilicas that were built during different epochs in the history of Bari. Every religious landmark is considered a unique one and you can hear many interesting mysteries and legends connected with them. Basilica of St. Nicholas remains the main symbol of Bari for already many years. The basilica keeps striking visitors not only by its size, but also by truly rich choice of valuable relics. The church keeps an important religious artifact - the relics of St. Nicholas. Every year a huge number of pilgrims come to the city to see the precious relics. In one of the halls of the church are located ancient icons that were brought to the basilica right after its founding - in the beginning of the 11th century.
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When it comes to describing the architectural monuments of the city, the most notable one is surely is the Norman fortress Castello Svevo, which also keeps amazing its guests with its unique architectural style. You may also enjoy visiting old family mansions that are preserved in Bari. Several centuries ago these beautiful houses belonged to the noble lords - Palazzo Zizzi, Tanzi and Calo Carducci. New Bari district will also be very interesting for tourists as here you will find numerous parks and gardens that simply strike with their beauty, as well as museums and theaters. The area of the new part of the city started growing in 1819, so many buildings are very interesting from the architectural point of view.
The central square of the city is a perfect destination for hiking. The square is decorated with magnificent fountains and statues. Not far away from the square you will find a theater and an art gallery. You can learn a lot about the past of Bari if you make an excursion to the city’s Historical Museum (Museo Storico Civico), which is also located near the center of the new district. Fans of theater simply cannot fail to ignore Petruzzelli Theatre, which occupies a beautiful historic building. In 2010, the famous theater was reopened after the restoration. Today the halls of the theater and its scene look truly amazing. The atmosphere here is reminiscent of old noble palaces. Suburban areas of Bari are truly rich in various historical and architectural attractions. Here you will find ancient castles Balciliano, Carbonara, Ceglie del Campo and Monopoli. You should also not to forget to make a visit to a small provincial town of Grottaglie, which is located not far away from Bari. This town is famous for its excellent products made of ceramics. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Bari and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Bari

La Città Vecchia (the Old City)
Il Castello Svevo (the Norman Swabian Castle)
Where: piazza Federico II di Svevia, 2, Bari; Telephone: +39 0805214361;
Basilica Di San Nicola
Where: Largo Abate Elia, 13, Bari; Telephone: +39 080 5737111;
Cattedrale Di San Sabino
Where: piazza Odegitria, Bari; Telephone: +39 0805210605;
Castel Del Monte
Where: Andria, Bari; Telephone: +39 0883 569997;
Grotte Di Castellana (caves of Castellana)
Where: piazzale Anelli – Castellana Grotte, Bari; Telephone: +39 05 325440724;
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Bari
♥   Palace 'Palazzo de Félice' Somma Vesuviana, 82.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art galleries
Art galleries in Bari
♥   Gallery 'Pinacoteca Provinciale di Bari' Bari, 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bari
♥   Castle 'Castello Svevo' Bari, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello Normanno-Svevo' Sannicandro di Bari, 15.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Conversano Castle' Conversano, 28.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello Svevo' Trani, 39.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Santo Stefano Castle' Monopoli, 43.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castel del Monte' Andria, 48.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Barletta Castle' Barletta, 51.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Bari and near

Alberobello

From the series “Nooks and villages that are more colorful than top touristic destinations”
Those who want to visit the most Italian town in Italy, have to go to Alberobello. Here, you can see one of the most remarkable architectural sights of the country. That’s a complex of miniature houses, trulli. These stone houses with conical roofs were constructed more than 700 years ago. Some of them are unchanged since times, when they were built. For hundreds of years, a small town has managed to preserve the unique spirit of provincial Italy. The picturesque town is always filled with sunlight and shining smiles of local people. … Read further

Grotta Palazzese Restaurant

From the series “The most exotic restaurants in the world”
The most famous cave restaurant in the world is located in the tiny Italian town of Polignano-a-Mare. Grotta Palazzese is characterized by the incredibly splendid and refined decor. The restaurant is located in fairytale beautiful natural terrain, not far from the coast. His interior was decorated in a spacious limestone cave. For the opening of the restaurant were the large wooden terraces in the grotto equipped, on the later the tables were set up. Today Grotta Palazzese is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Italy. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Bari

Culture guide to Bari. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Bari: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Bari. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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