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Piazza Mercantile: the beating heart of the historic center of Bari


Piazza Mercantile Bari Vecchia

Piazza Mercantile is one of the most famous and historic squares in the city of Bari .

Built in medieval , it immediately acquired its social, political and economic relevance.

Located in the heart of the ancient village of Bari (the famous Bari Vecchia), Piazza Mercantile still enjoys a considerable turnout of young people, families and tourists.

It is surrounded by buildings that have marked the history of the old city, such as the Palazzo del Sedile dei Nobili (dating back to the 16th century) and various historical attractions such as the Pigna fountain (also known as the 4 faces fountain) and, above all , the column of Justice (baptized by the people of Bari as the infamous column ).


See Visit Bari VecchiaThe column of Justice

And this column is the characterizing element of the square; in fact it represented the city pillory, i.e. the column where all those who were debtors, insolvent or bankrupt were chained and shown to the public.

Now Piazza Mercantile has gone from a place of aggregation and exchange of goods between people of Bari to a real nightlife which, thanks to various urban interventions aimed at the conservation and valorisation of the territory, continues to maintain that historical and particularly characteristic yet evocative face .

When you come to Bari it will be extremely difficult not to pass by Piazza Mercantile , but above all it will be inevitable to stop in one of the many places that surround this square.
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