Located in the heart of the old town of Bari, is one of the most shining examples of Apulian Romanesque architecture. In Romanesque style was built between 1087 and the 1100, during the Norman domination. The construction of the basilica is linked to the relics of St. Nicholas. According to legend, the Saint's bones were placed on a chariot drawn by oxen, arrived on the square of the Church, would not move. This event was interpreted as the will of the Saint to be buried there.