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

Address: Piazza di San Francesco d'Assisi, off Via Paternostro, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Tribunali)
Phone Number: 091-6162819
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Ranked #21 of 141 Attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Chelsea
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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 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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18 reviews 18 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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Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

This is a beautiful old church, damanged in the War, and partially restored. We can only imagine at what it would have been like before the bombs. You are entering the oldest parts of Palermo around here, just a short distance from la Vucceria to one side, or la Kalsa to the other.

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sanctuary cove
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Here you must admire the Gagini Vanities amongst the other beautiful architecture to be admired. Cool and ancient stones set the quiet scene for this Church with a most colourful history.

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altrincham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

13th century church located in one of the most beautiful squares in the old town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012 via mobile

This is not just another basilica in Italy. Besides being a major point of Christian pilgrimage in Italy and an UNESCO World Heritage location, it is a beautiful Romanesque Gothic structure with some very famous works of art inside, some of which are steeped in mystery (take note all you Code-ophiles). Even if you think you are weary if churches,... More

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