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Largo Abate Elia - Bari [Map]

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It is a very famous holy place founded in 1087 by the Benedictine Abbot Elia. This place was built in the area of the “Byzantine Praetorium” to keep the relics of the Saint. St. Nicholas relics were stolen from  Myra by some seamen of Bari and moved to the church. Construction of the church continued for over a century. Pope Urban II consecrated the crypt and in 1105, after the death of Elias, his successor Eustasio continued the works, dedicating himself to the interior decoration and fittings



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