Discovering the architecture in the narrow streets of the city


We are here, not far from the historic centre! From Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, with easy access to the old town that rises behind it in irregular alleyways.

Passing the famous Piazza del Ferrarese, where a recent excavation shows the remains of its original flooring, you go along the Wall built in medieval times.

On its highest point, in front of you, there is the Blockhouse built in the sixteenth century.

To your right, however, revealed in all its beauty is the Augusto Imperatore waterfront avenue characterised by its old iron street lamps and the boats of fishermen moored at the marina.

In the heart of the old town, you will find the Basilica of San Nicola and the Cathedral of San Sabino, which with their architectural simplicity are two great examples of Puglia Romanesque art.

cathedral of san sabino bari

From the Cathedral it is easy to reach Castle Svevo, rebuilt by Frederick II of Swabia following the attack of William I who destroyed it almost entirely in 1156.

Returning to Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, on your left is the Palace of the Prefecture and on the right one of the three theatres that enrich the artistic heritage of the city: Teatro Piccinni.

Continuing towards the sea, in front of you, you can admire Teatro Margherita, especially for its structure with its foundations in the sea. Today it is an exhibition hall for modern and contemporary art.

Before reaching it, however, a stroll on Corso Cavour is a must, which along with the infamous Via Sparano is one of the main shopping streets.

Along the way, between one shop and another, you can admire one of the beauties and the most important cultural symbols of our city: Teatro Petruzzelli, which was destroyed by fire in 1991 and rebuilt and re-opened in 2009.

Bari is a city that jealously guards its artistic and cultural history in the alleys and main streets, just waiting to be discovered.

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