Bari is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Bari one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Bari is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Bari or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Bari. Explore the historical monuments of Bari with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Bari guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Bari page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Bari landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Bari.
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Piazza San Nicola, Largo Abate Elia, 13, 70122 Bari, Italy
07:00 am - 08:30 pm
This signature Basilica at Bari was one of the first Norman churches of Southern Italy. Built in 1089, the basilica stores the relics of St. Nicolas of Myra (better known as Father Christmas) who lived almost 1700 years ago. Known for his many miracles for helping the poor and those in need, he is revered by both the Catholic and the Orthodox Churc...
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Piazza Federico II di Svevia, 4, 70122 Bari, Italy
08:30 am - 07:30 pm
Looming over Bari’s famous St. Nicolas Cathedral is the Swabian Castle - Castello Normanno-Svevo. The current structure is credited to Roman Emperor Frederick II. It is believed that Normans originally built this castle over the ruins of a Roman Fort. Eventually Frederick II built around it, incorporating the Norman structure into his own des...
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Piazza dell'Odegitria, 1, 70122 Bari, Italy
07:00 am - 08:30 pm
Even though the Cathedral is overshadowed by the adjoining Basilica of St. Nicolas, it is worth a visit. Highly recommended by tourists across the world, it is one of the most important places of Catholic worship and seat for the archbishops of Bari.
Built during the Byzantine rule in 1062, the original design resembled a Latin cross. The building ...
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Piazza del Ferrarese, Bari, Italy
07:00 am - 11:59 pm
The Piazza del Ferrarese is named in honor of a merchant of Ferrara Stephen Fabri, who lived in Bari in the seventeenth century. Lively and vibrant, the Piazza square is always bustling with people.
The Piazza is an interesting mix of history and the contemporary.
Witness small art exhibitions under the rounded arches of Sala Murat
Haggle with the...
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10:15 am - 07:45 pm
A thirteenth century castle and citadel, Castle Del Monte, has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Standing tall at 26 meter, the Castle is said to be built in 1240-1250 under the orders of the Roman Emperor Frederick II. The original structure had marble columns and walls. But once the building went into disrepair, the structure was van...
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Citta Vecchia Due, Piazza Mercantile, 15 70122 Bari
Thrown a bit back in time, Citta Vecchia refers to Bari’s old town. For the more relaxed traveler:
Take a leisurely stroll on the narrow paved streets
Basilica San Nicola
Cattedrale di San Sabino
Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari
Castel Del Monte
Piazza del Ferrarese
Lungomare e Murat a Bari
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Strada Provinciale Savelletri Capitolo, Fasano, 72015 Bari, Italy
08:30 am - 07:30 pm
Known as Gnatia in the ancient times, the ruins of Egnazia are one of the most important archaeological sites of Puglia. The ruins have a diverse history starting from The Bronze Ages and ending at the Roman Empire before it was destroyed and abandoned completely.
The site is divided into three parts:
The Museum: Hosts the archaeological finds and...
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Southern Bari, Italy
This Italian town was originally founded by the Greeks and then taken over by the Romans in 306 BC during the 3rd Samnite War; later to be ruled by North African Muslims. Mario Tozzi in his book Italian Secret, mentions Gravina and the hidden treasure beneath (underground caves).
Sights to explore in Gravina:
The scenic view for one is absolutely ...
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Via Giovanni Gentile 31, 70126 Bari
12:01 am - 12:00 am
A War Memorial preserving the remains of Italian soldiers and guards who died in the two World Wars. Some of the remains have originated from overseas war cemeteries. Situated on the outskirts of Bari on the road to Brindisi, the memorial houses the remains of almost 70,000 Italian soldiers fallen on foreign territory.
The complex contains:
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Indirizzo: SS. Per Noci, contrada Barsento, 70015 Bari
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Basilica of Barsento is real gem in the architectural history of Apulia. The adjoining farm was once a convent. It is not open to visitors anymore. Built in 591 AD under Pope Gregory the Great, it was home to the monks of St. Equizio.
The church is often admired for:
The Greek-Roman inspiration for church.
The facade and the technique used to ...
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Piazza XXVII Maggio, Alberobello BA, Italy
03:30 pm - 06:30 pm
The museum is a collection of artistic, historical and archaeological artifacts of Valdinievole. It is the southwester area in the province of Pistoria, Tuscany. Italy:
Medieval and ancient archaeological section
History of settlement – Immigration and Emigration
A history of the marshes , 16t...
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Via Salvatore Cognetti 36, 70122 Bari
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
The plan for the palace was formulated in 1924 and finally realized in 1932. The design and décor were entrusted to an engineer named Cambellotti. He based the architecture on the predominant Romanesque style of Apulia and found his inspiration from water as this was the seat of all the water distribution for Apulia.
One can admire:
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Via del Museo, 20, 70024 Gravina in Puglia
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
Showcasing the rich heritage of Bari, the museum has an array of beautiful collections:
Display of archaeological excavations from different parts of the city.
Baroque style furniture from the 17th century.
Library with over 7746 books, some donated by the noble families of Gravina.
Rich collection of over 263 paintings.
Crypt of San Vito, a room ...
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Province of Bari, Apulia
Adelfia or what the Italians call as Adelfie is an Italian commune in the city of Bari. Born out of the union of the two municipalities of Montrone and Canneto, the new city was named Adelaide meaning ‘brotherhood’ in Greek.
The city boasts of a rich heritage and a charming history with its origins in the two cities:
Church of St. Mary...