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$ 26.81 per person

Discover the St. Nicholas Basilica and explore the crypt on a guided tour. Appreciate the paintings that decorate the ceiling, and visit the crypt that contains the relics 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 St. Nicholas Basilica and see an important pilgrimage destination
  • Learn about St. Nicholas from your expert tour guide who will take you around
  • Walk underneath the arches inside the nave as you explore the church
  • Look up at the 17th-century paintings which decorate the ceiling of the church
  • Finish up your visit inside the crypt that contains the relics of Saint Nicholas
Full description

Visit the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, an important pilgrimage destination. Admire the sculptures above the entrance and then step inside to witness the amazing art on the ceiling, which is adorned with paintings. Follow your guide to the underground crypt that houses the relics of Saint Nicholas.

Start outside and see the wide limestone facade decorated with many ornamental details, including the sculptures above the Portal of the Lions. Then, go inside the church and observe the granite columns as you walk under the arches which separate the presbytery from the rest of the church.

Next, admire the carved and gilded ceiling, decorated with 17th-century paintings. Afterward, descend to the crypt, an underground church that contains the relics of Saint Nicholas, whose remains rest here. This crypt inspired the legend of a Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus on the cross.

  • Guided tour of the basilica

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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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    • If you wish for a private or group tour, please select the appropriate option
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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

    Francesca Romana was able to make the visit of San Nicola very interesting. I will certainly recommend her to friends, relatives and acquaintances. I will certainly participate in other guided tours offered by BariTours

    January 2, 2023

    Product ID: 430318