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San Michele in Foro

Piazza San Michele, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583 91991
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Ranked #8 of 44 Attractions in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Rijswijk, Holland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It is considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in Tuscany and I agree. Incredible how lack of money can turn into something so unique. Don't miss Andrea della Robbia's "Madonna with Child" and Filippo Lippi's painting with four Saints.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Once the place of a Roman forum, now the statue of an angel sits on top of the front facade. The details are numerous, its just like every time you pass it, you see something different. The square itself is being done up. You can find big info boards with pictures how it used to look (in the old days)... More

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Pasadena, California
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217 reviews 217 reviews
146 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

9.19.2014 -- It drew a constant flow of tourists. We only stopped long enough to take a few photos. It was high-noon, not the best time for interesting architectural snapshots. But I wished I had known of a certain unique features of the structure. Apparently there are narrow steps right behind the front facade. I would have seek that out.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

By comparison to earlier visit to Cinque Terra today, this charming Roman walled city was comparably quiet, much less hectic and appeared to be very bicycle friendly & very walkable too. The San Michele is really spectacular with gorgeous facade statuary & columns too. The interior has a subtle beauty seemingly missed by many; I loved it by its own... More

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Went to mass on st. Michaels feast day and since St. Michael is the patron saint of the police and firemen, it was a popular mass. It is great to see these great ancient churches used by the faithful. It truly was an honor to be there.

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Cardiff UK
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166 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We walked round the outside taking the usual tourist photographs, when we spotted the beauty of the building. On having a coffee behind the building we noticed that there was steps on the outside of the front to the top, would not have liked to climb them as there was no handrail and it was a sheer drop. Inside it... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The exterior of this church is amazing and gorgeous. You have to see it to believe it. It's like a TALL wedding cake. How did they make marble look that delicate.?

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Beautiful on the outside, very impressive, and located in a beautiful piazza. To pass by from the outside you must, it's gorgeous. But there is nothing special on the inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I attended mass here and was made to feel very welcome. Was shocked by some tourists wandering in during the service and filming and taking photographs. I was horrified but the the people of the parish were very tolerant!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The facade of this is fascinating but the whole was spoiled while we were there by the archaeological work being done on the pavement outside. The Italian hoarding was not very attractive and blocked out much of the view of the square.

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