Bari's historic centre is located on a peninsula between Porto Nuovo and Porto Vecchio. The district offers narrow, winding streets and alleys that contain most of the monuments of the city. These monuments include the Cattedrale San Sabino, Basilica di San Nicola, the Svevo Norman castle, Fortino di San Antonio Abate, Monastero di Santa Scolastika, and what remains of the wall (Muraglia) along the Via Venezia. The Piazza del Ferrarese and the Piazza Mercantile are surrounded by restaurants and bars where you can enjoy local cuisine such as pizzas, pasta, fish and seafood.
Known locally as "N’derr la lanz," the Fish Market is an ideal spot in the middle of the city to enjoy the sunset by the sea and views of the exceptional Teatro Margherita nearby. A meeting place for fishermen by day, at night it becomes a meeting place for the young people of Bari, thanks to the presence of a small kiosk, the "Chiringuito" (Rossini Brewery, founded in 1950). A must-try is the aperitif "panzerotto e Peroni" (Peroni and a fried pasty for only a euro) if you want to feel like a local!
From Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, facing the sea, there's the beautiful and colorful Teatro Margherita. This impressive theater, with its two towers, was built in 1914 on the site of an old wooden theater whose life was limited. Built in Art Nouveau style on the corner of the old port it's surrounded by water and a bridge connects it to the shore. This makes it so unusual. It's currently under renovation to become a contemporary art museum.
When living in Bari, we used to occasionally go to the port to obsersve the activity: the fishermen, canoeing schools, little boats ... everything was so full of life, but peaceful and serene at the same time.
The Science of the World Museum(Bari) has several collections belonging to the University of Bari and which tell the story of the Earth from its formation to the apppearance of Man. Among the major outstanding works in the museum include fossil skeleton of a whale that lived in the Pleistocene period.
Founded in 1932, the Civic Zoology Museum has a heritage of 5 million preserved specimens ranging from mollusc shells to a 16-meter sperm whale. These collections derived from an agreement with the University of Rome which collected the prestigious Pontifical Archiginnasio collections, partly from donations to this institution.
If you are in the city of Bari in the Italian province of Puglia, you must visit the great Provincial Archaeological Museum, which will impress you with its incredible works, all full of passion. You'll have a really good time. You will not regret it.
Built on an existing structure at the behest of Roger II, it later received several renovations which saw it changed, from mansion, to prison and barracks. It is currently surrounded by a moat on 3 sides, in the northern part time washed by the Adriatic Sea. Really worth a visit.
There's a wide variety of places to visit in Bari given the city's great architectural and cultural heritage, but one thing that travelers love most is that it still retains its small fishing town atmosphere. First on your list of things to see in Bari is the harbor a reference point for tourists and a popular meeting spot for locals. There, you can enjoy one of the best Bari activities: exploring the bustling fish market.
Continue on the beautiful Old Town where you'll find many of the top attractions in Bari like the Bari Cathedral, Basilica di San Nicola, Castello Normanno Svevo, or the Fortino di San Antonio. If you're looking for stuff to do in Bari at night, head down to the Piazza Ferrarese, a lively square full of music venues, bars, and restaurants. Art-lovers will also find plenty of things to do in Bari as there are several notable museums spread through the town.
If you're still curious about what to do in Bari, you've come to the right place! On minube, you'll find tips and recommendations from real locals and travelers who've been there before so you can discover all the best Bari attractions to enjoy during your trip.