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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

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Address: Lungarno Gambacorti, 56100 Pisa, Italy
Phone Number: 39 050 910350
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Description: Located on the bank of the Arno River, this church is Pisa's finest...
Located on the bank of the Arno River, this church is Pisa's finest example of Gothic fancy.
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Beautiful building in a beautiful city. One of many stunning in Pisa. Well worth a visit. Amazing place

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Church of Santa Maria della Spina on the River Arno was erected in 1230 and allegedly houses a piece of thorn from part of Christ’s crown of thorns brought here in 1333, or so the story goes. Unfortunately there are extensive renovations being carried out and we were unable to see it in all its glory, but have managed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The whole church is covered in scaffolding. Not worth a visit. I think you can still go inside, however

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

After reading a review my husband and I walked down to the river to see this pretty church, only to find it has not been open to the public for a long time it is just a shell at present and it will be quite a while before it reopens. Check before going

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beautiful building in a beautiful city. One of many stunning in Pisa. Well worth a visit. Amazing place

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Fantastick ! Spend time meditating. Go to confession and take comunion. Try to get there for early Mass.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It is not often that buildings so thoroughly Gothic can be found in Italy. This tiny but gorgeous church can be found on the bank of the river Arno, you can find it while taking an evening stroll along the river

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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We found this church by chance whilst walking along the river. its currently under renovation but its beauty can still be seen and admired. Wish I had gone inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Currently closed and covered in scaffolding, but you can still see some of the fine architectural details and sculptures on the outside. A little gem.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This tiny little church, covered in more decorations than a wedding cake, sits on the banks of the Arno river which flows through Pisa. If you are walking from Pisa Centrale railway station up to the Piazza dei Miracoli (to see the leaning tower) then it is on the way. It's such an unexpected sight, so miniature and yet so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Read a lot about this small but elegant church. So, when were on Pisa, we were quite eager to see it. But unfortunately it is undergoing restoration. But whatever we could see from outside looked nice. It is placed right along the Arno which adds to the view.

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Address: Address: Lungarno Gambacorti, 56100 Pisa, Italy
Phone Number: 39 050 910350
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa

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