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Church of San Francesco - Capuchin Friars Monastery

Salita Cappuccini, 19026 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 817531
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: Reconstructed in 1632 after the previous church was destroyed, the Church of San Francesco contains some fine art including a Crucifixion by Van Dyck,... more » Owner description: Reconstructed in 1632 after the previous church was destroyed, the Church of San Francesco contains some fine art including a Crucifixion by Van Dyck, two canvases by Flasella, a marble triptych by Domenico Gare (1529) and the Dead Christ from Maragliano. Nera the church there is the Monastery of Capuchin Friars a very ancient structure with great garden where Friars live. It is a place of Peace and spirituality with a gorgeus view on the seaside. « less
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

An impressive church at the top of a long and steep climb, but worth the visit and the views. The town cemetery is also there and very interesting to walk among the tombs.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to walk up many steps to the church. The church has a nice collection of art. Be sure to visit the mausoleum. So interesting. Beautiful views.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Well worth the hike up the hill, but use mosquito spray before you go. The cemetery at the top is very interesting.

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Birkirkara, Malta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I suggest you visit this haven of peace if you happen to be visiting Monterosso al Mare. It's a bit of an uphill walk but eventually worth it. The view are spectacular and you can feel the air of peace. Inside the church there is a painting by Van Dyke. One of the friars can to greet us and told... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I do recommend to see it. The views form the top are amazing and the climb is manageable and pleasant. What strikes you right away - the peacefulness and quietness of the place.Beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A bit of a climb, but a nice short walk that bypasses the tunnel from new to old town of Monterosso al Mare. The walk is a little uneven, and some stairs are broken at the top near the cemetery. Great views and a truly exceptional church. Worth the effort to make the climb.

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Englewood, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A short walk up the hill, and you come to a serene / beautiful place. A nice change of pace and worth your time. Not only that, but the hike down (we went down via the north route) has amazing views.

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Commerce, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This monastery is at the top of a hill and takes about 10 minutes of climbing to reach on foot. (It can also be reached by car.) There are steps all the way up, so the climb is not difficult but is quite steep. The church is simple and inviting. We found the doors open throughout the day, and we... More

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Columbus, OH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The church is old and was rebuilt after bombings during World War II. It features some classic art and is very quiet. HOWEVER, the walk up the steep, uneven path is not for everyone.

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Enjoy the views from the top of this hill, walk around the church. Walk down the steps to look at the statue of San Francis and the wolf. Then continue to the adjoining cemetery. In Cinque Terre, the dead enjoy the best of the views. Follow the gravel road ( I hope you have proper footwear), and continue until you... More

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