What to See in Bari
Important monuments in town include the Basilica of San Nicola, housing the remains of the patron saint, the Romanesque basilica of San Gregorio, the Cathedral of San Sabino and Bari’sNorman-Swabian Castle, built on the orders of Frederick II for purposes of defence. Places not to be missed in the old part of town are the piazza Mercantile and the Colonna infame, once used as a pillory for insolvent debtors. More modern buildings also worth a visit areTeatro Petruzzelli, Teatro Margherita, Palazzo Fizzarotti and the library of Santa Teresa dei Maschi. There are also many churches on the reefs and hypogeums cut out of the rock and subsoil.
These include: the church on the reefs of Saint Candida, the temple of Saint George and the hypogeum of Madio Diana, the “Jewish” hypogeum. Museums worth a visit: the Archaeology Museum, the Provincial picture gallery, the Civic History museum and the Botanical Gardens Institute. Important events include the festivities of Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of the town, between the 7th and 9th of May, and the exhibitions at the Levante Fair in the building constructed in the 1930s.
Basilica of St Nicholas
Cattedrale di San Sabino di Bari
Festival of San Nicola
Norman-Swabian Castle of Bari
Plaster Museum of Norman-Swabian Castle
Province Picture Gallery
St. Nicholas Basilica Museum - Bari
Chiesa di San Domenico
Africa-Mozambique Ethnographic Museum