Builings, places, and monuments with deep historical roots in Mola di Bari
Discover Mola di bari with our concise sightseeing guide
Piazzas, palazzos, churches, and monuments in Mola di Bari: Here’s the top historical spots to visit in the city. Here you’ll find some fundamental info on the most important places in our city. Thanks to our art map and you can have all Mola di Bari… in the palm of your hand!
Designed by Pierre d’Agicourt and Giovanni da Toul in 1279, at the behest of Carlo I d’Angiò, the Angioino Castle was build as inexpugnable fortress. It is characterized by a starry polygon architectural plan.
Established in the XII century, it is an example of Romanesque architectural excellence. It is divided in three naves spaced out by corinthian columns.
The watchtower is the last remain of the ancient fortification which surrounded the city since the XIII century.
This used to be the ancient entrance of the city, an opening within the city walls as defence to the old village.
The majestic Roberti Alberotanza Palace, overlooking the central Piazza XX Settembre, was built between 1760 and 1770 by Giambattista Roberti, a member of a notable family living in Mola di Bari
XX Settembre Square
The monumental fountain, dedicated to the sailors, is the pivotal hub of the city: this pedestrian area is the main centre of socialisation, events and public activities.
Its white front, main entrance, and its bells set the scene and rhythm to the local everyday life. Its parvise it’s the altar for religious celebrations of the town.
Urban villa built in the 1700s, this masterpiece of tuffs and frescos has been completely restored and now hosts concerts, meetings and cultural events.
Van Westerhout Theatre
Entitles to Niccolò Van Westerhout, native musician of Mola di Bari, the municipal theatre is a masterpiece of elegance and style. It’s decorated with frescos and fine velvets. Many theatre performances are played on its beautiful stage.
Built in 1503 entitled to Santa Maria del Passo, in the eighteenth century it was enriched with sculptural and iconographic furnishings. Today it is dedicated to Sant’Antonio from Padova.
Santa Chiara Monastery
The monastery and the annex church were established in the 1700s. This building was initially a convent for the nuns, now it hosts some art classes from the Academy of Fine Arts. Cultural events take place in its evocative cloister during the summertime.
Also known as “le quattro fontane” (the Four Fountains), underneath which an ancient olive oil mill still holds the tanks for the collection of the olive oil.
SS Rosario Church
Also known under the name of “San Domenico Church”, the building was established in the 1500. It has only one nave and it’s the biggest church in Mola di Bari.
Old Town Hall
Build as convent in the XVI century it was home to the Dominican friars and subsequently was turned into town hall. Today it hosts the public library and cultural events.
With its little altar, this chapel is the shrine where all the town’s religious celebration during the Easter week.
Central Train Station
The little square with its fountain and comfortable benches is the ideal waiting room for travellers.
The bell tower and the white front have been guardians to the city since the 16th century. The facade it’s decorated with a calcareous rock rose window.
Virgin of Grace Chapel
The chapel of the “Virgin of Grace” was once destination for pilgrimage. It features an uncommon circular shape.
Once vibrant hub of oil trade in the 1700s, today Mola’s harbour is one of the busiest fishing harbours of our province.
It is the landmark of city life and a tasty attraction for the people from neighbouring villages, it offers every day fresh fish fished from the harbor’s fishing boats.