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Tempio Mariano di Monte Grisa

Address: Localita Contovello, Trieste, Italy
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Ranked #56 of 70 Attractions in Trieste
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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New Delhi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I walked up through the forests to this landmark temple. It is very simple from inside but gives a sense of great height due to the lofty ceiling. There's a nice electric toy model inside that you can operate to see dolls moving on tracks. There's plenty of hiking and biking trails to and from the temple leading up and... More 

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Gorizia, Italy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This place of worship provides an interesting architecture, and the terrace offers lovely views to the Trieste Gulf (too bad the vegetation just below the fence can't be a bit trimmed to offer even more spectacular views!).

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Bucharest, Romania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Monte Grisa is a landmark in Trieste. One can see it from everywhere in town as it is stuck up to overlook the city. It's an impressive construction, that's for sure - its unusual shape (to me it looks like a deck of cards) is intriguing and visiting it is quite an experience. Visitors are allowed only when there is... More 

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Trieste, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

Admittedly, the view is spectacular, but you can have the same one from the Via Napoleone, which is a very nice walk just below. This church is an architectonic error visible all over Trieste and discussed for it's ugliness for years. If you are a very religious person you might consider visiting, but with such a great choice of numerous... More 

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