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Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

Piazza di San Francesco d'Assisi, off Via Paternostro, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Tribunali)
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Ranked #29 of 155 attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a pure place. Unadorned except for the frescoes which are magnificent. You will find solitude, a place to pray, and incredibly beautiful views. While I was there, and praying a group of backpackers from Germany sang an impromptu a cappella song of praise. Heaven must be like this place.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Assisi is holy ground. I'm not an overly sentimental human being, but Assisi is one of those places that illicitness emotion and the contemplative within me. It was a privilege to walk where St. Francis walked, and to return home with the dust of this most holy place on my shoes.

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The Villages, Florida
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313 reviews 313 reviews
171 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We actually ended up here while looking for a different church. However, we were rewarded with beautiful architecture. The church was built in the the 13th century together with the Franciscan monastery. The interior has many works or art as well as sculptures, including one of the first Renaissance works in Sicily.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

It is a really nice cathedral but ... not easy to visit for people whit a dissability. lot of stairs tot do, especcialy when you want to visit the tomb of St. Franscesco. As a matter a fact these are really 2 chuches build one upon the other ... for the all the pelgrims off course a particular place the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

the stone work and art work is so beautiful that words can not do them justice! wish i had more time to explore the city.

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Northumberland, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Tried to have a look around on a Monday. We went in as a group were leaving, so thought it would be OK as no service was in progress, but a man who was obviously rather cross addressed us in a torrent of Italian which we were unable to understand, and as we had no idea what the problem was... More

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Oldsmar, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

WHAT CAN i SAY, I love churches and this was no different. Liked the area and the fact that this Saint looks after animals, what could be better

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Chelsea
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

another masterpiece you can see in palermo!!this old church is spectacular!!!it completes the old town around it!!!!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Next to it is a great focacceria to treat yourself to real sicilian food, arancini and the popular 'milsa'. You will return for more!

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Palermo, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Sunday Mass was like a meeting of old and new friends

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