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A historic theater built on the sea of Bari: we discover the Teatro Margherita
The Teatro Margherita is one of the most characteristic and symbolic monuments of Bari .
Visible in the distance both from the seafront and along the whole Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (in the city center), the theater rests its foundations directly in the sea of Bari .
Its history is very fascinating: it begins in 1910, coinciding with the birth of the Teatro Petruzzelli (the main theater of Bari ), with a structure entirely in wood which , just a year later, it was destroyed by a fire, the causes of which are still unknown today.
The reconstruction took place in 1914, this time in reinforced concrete, but with the foundations always in the sea, thus passing into history not only for being the first reinforced concrete structure built in Bari but above all for being the only one building throughout Europe built on stilts.
Even the Teatro Margherita , like other historical monuments in Bari, was seriously damaged by bombing and the events of the world war; however the structure was refurbished and in a short time it was converted into “Cinema Margherita” .
After several years of film screening, however, also thanks to the crisis in cinema, the Theater closes and is left to itself.
Only a recovery and restoration plan for the theater, launched towards the 2000s, has given the right importance to this important monument; today the Teatro Margherita has begun to live again, no longer as a theater but as a cultural container dedicated to exhibitions of national and international relevance.
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