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Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Rosary

Piazza Bartolo Longo 1, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
081 857 7111
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Ranked #1 of 34 Attractions in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Bonaire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The decoration could be considered to be overdone but we liked it. Do not forget to climb the clock tower (by elevator) for a breathtaking view.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Having just visited the Vatican I thought, it cant get much better than this but then we arrived in Pompeii and to this church and all that changed. I have seen a lot of churches in my life but this church simply put is, the most beautiful church I have ever seen. Magnifecent!!

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While there are many more beautiful churches in Italy, while in Pompei you must see this. It is the most visited church and has abundance of religious pilgrimage each year. People claim to be healed miraculously. The beauty of the outside architecture, statues, lavishly decorated walls and ceilings are worth seeing. Make it a part of your trip while visiting!

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Towson, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The church is actually the most visited site in Pompei due to a high number of religious pilgrims. According to a tourist magazine found at our hotel, a woman claims she was miraculously healed of her paralysis a few months ago, so there are lots of people flocking to this church looking for miracles. This church always seemed to be... More

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My main objective was the 360 degree aerial view of the area from the top of the campanile. You need to go inside the building between it and the church to purchase your Euro 2 tickets. Then you ride a small elevator up, up, up to the top of the tower. The views were awesome. The sights of the ruins... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

There are better churches in Italy, but since you're visiting the city drop in to see it. It is very nice inside. If you're fortunate there will be a mass taking place during your visit. In Piazza Bartolo Longo stands the famous sanctuary of the Beata Vergine del Rosario. The Sanctuary, which was designed by the architect Antonio Cua who... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

An amazing chuch the decor is fabulous .We were there when a mass was taking place.We stayed for this and had holy communion too.The mass was as expected in italian but easy to follow A great experience

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This church is amazing. The art work is everywhere some of the best in Italy. Pay the 2 euro to go to the top of the bell tower the views are amazing.

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cardiff
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

it was beautiful but no different to most cathedral in other cities. does no harm to drop in when nearby though.

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NE Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Make sure you look up, the frescoes on the ceilings are breathtaking. If you're in Pompei, I highly recommend taking the time to visit this church.

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