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An example of Romanesque in Puglia: the Cathedral of San Sabino and the bell tower that dominates Bari Vecchia
The Cathedral of San Sabino is one of the most characteristic examples of the Romanesque style in Puglia .
Visible even in the distance thanks to an imposing bell tower, so important that it is present in many images depicting Bari , this Cathedral rises around the 13th century, is located near the Castello Svevo , precisely at the gates of Bari Vecchia , and is the bishopric of the Catholic Archdiocese of Bari-Bitonto.
The church , with a style very similar to that of the Basilica of San Nicola , has undergone a series of renovations, demolitions and structural changes over time, including the removal of some elements of Baroque style .
Today the church is very visited by tourists both for its beauty than for its historical testimony; it preserves important elements of the millenary history of Bari ; in fact, in the succorpo of the cathedral it is possible to visit the remains of an ancient Byzantine cathedral, streets from the Roman period, frescoes and small structures of the time; a story within a story.
In fact, the basement of the church is the second stage of the “ Bari S Underground ” , a cultural journey aimed at discovering Byzantine remains, burial grounds, ancient houses, shops and wells of inestimable historical value present in the subsoil of the ancient village of Bari .
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