Top Historical Places in Bari

Are you looking to explore the history of Bari through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Bari including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Bari. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Bari ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Bari, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Bari for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Bari with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Basilica San Nicola

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    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 Church. Interestingly, it is said that our modern da...Read more
  2. Citta Vecchia - Bari

    Church, Town, Cathedral , Old Town

    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 Castello Normanno-Svevo Piazza Mercantile Piazza del Ferrarese Lungomare e Murat a Bari Sample something at the charming patisseries in hidd...Read more
  3. Castel Del Monte

    Castle, Historical Site, Unesco Site

    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 vandalized and stripped off and all the marble was...Read more
  4. Scavi Di Egnazia - Museo

    4.5 (309 Votes)
    Scavi Di Egnazia - Museo

    Museum, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    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 other historical artefacts from the ruins. Nec...Read more
  5. Gravina Di Puglia

    Church, Religious Site, Museum, Historical Site

    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 breathtaking. Spend a while just appreciating t...Read more
  6. Military Memorial Of The 'fallen Overseas' Bari

    Historical Site, War Memorial, Cemetery

    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: The Shrine: List of the fallen soldiers and other his...Read more
  7. Basilica Of Barsento

    Church, Historical Site, Architecture

    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 build the church, inspired by the construction ...Read more
  8. Palace Of The Aqueduct

    Museum, Palace, Statue, Architecture

    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: The museum on the first floor takes the visitor throug...Read more
  9. Museo Pomarici - Santomasi

    Historical Site, Archaeological Site , Heritage Building

    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 full of frescoes that once decorated the walls ...Read more
  10. Adelfia

    Church, Castle, Town

    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, Montrone. Church of Our Lady of the Star, Can...Read more
  11. Castello Normanno - Svevo

    4.2 (1165 Votes)
    Castello Normanno - Svevo

    Ancient Ruin, Castle, Monument, Tower

    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 design. The two Norman towers can still be seen. D...Read more
  12. Museo Del Territorio

    4.2 (129 Votes)
    Museo Del Territorio

    Art And Culture, Museum, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    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: Historical section Medieval and ancient archaeological section Religious art Other paintings History of settlement – Immigration and Emigration A history of the marshes , 16th century artifacts, Nazi invasion etc Galileo ...Read more
  13. Piazza Del Ferrarese

    Historical Site, Pubs, Market, Adventure

    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 local fish mongers at the indoor fish market S...Read more