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Colonna della Giustizia

8.85 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Monument
Ranked #6 in Bari things to do
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Piazza Mercantile, 70100, Bari, Italia
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High Springs

This is a fairly large plaza with one or 2 fountains located in it. The plaza is surrounded by Bnb's and places to eat mostly. It is a pretty plain plaza as far as plazas go in Europe or Italy. Still a nice place to sit at a café and take in the scenery and locals walking the plaza or riding skate boards and more.

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Symbolic monument of Bari, built around 1500 for the will of Hispanic king. Here dishonest people were sat in the lion and tight to the white marble column in front of people. On the lion there is written 'custos iusticiae '.

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Cagliari

Right next to Palazzo Sedile, in Piazza del Mercantile, stands the Column of Justice. The locals also call it the Infamous Column: it was here that bankrupts and bankruptcy debtors, insolvent debtors, were chained and exposed to the public. It is said to have been erected in the mid-sixteenth century, at the behest of the Spanish viceroy Pietro di Toledo.

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Turin

The lion is now loved by children (you could also form a small tail to ride it ...), even if it is but the column that is located in the center of the central Piazza Mercantile, which overlooks many restaurants and clubs, has a history interesting: it was the public pillory of Bari where insolvent debtors and small criminals were tied up and exposed to the public. According to some scholars, it dates back to the mid-sixteenth century. And the lion? The condemned sat on it on the contrary, chained to the column ... Try it too: it should not be so much fun!

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Barcelona

Muy interesante este monumento en el centro historico de Bari. Esta columna, tambien llamada "columna infame" era el sitio de acusamiento público de los deudores del pueblo. Hoy pasa desapercibido pero vale la pena sentarse aqui y disfrutar del buen clima.

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