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Church of Sant'Agostino

Piazza Sant'Agostino, 53073 San Gimignano, Italy
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Owen Sound, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When you walk into the church it takes your breath away. It is breathtaking and amazing to find such artwork for the times. It is definitely worth your time to go and even sit and take it all in.

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Washington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This church is well worth a visit for the quality and variety of its medieval frescoes. Put 50c in the box in the chapel behind the altar to light up the Gozzoli frescoes. The church is situated in a peaceful, and surprisingly large square, close to the Porta San Matteo.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

With your entrance fee you get a free handset explaining each panel of the wall paintings. Beautiful and sobering

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Juneau
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

From the outside, you wouldn't expect what you find inside. It's worth exploring. Definitely worth visiting during hours when there is less of a crowd - to enjoy a more quiet atmosphere. While we were there, the visitors created a bit of a buzz. But that was due in part to one of the groups being a crowd of kids.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We spent a week in San Gimignano and wandered into this church on day 4 as my husband was searching for the sculpture court. Sadly a funeral service was just finishing so we waited outside and looked in the cloisters and soaked up the peaceful surroundings in this quiet piazza. The interior has some fine artwork and a sense of... More

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Hampton Court
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

very beautiful interior and well lit so that you can see the frescos etc.Shame it is closed between 12.00 and 15.00

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Be sure to walk behind the alter to view the life of St. Augustine in fresco form. I would suggest reading up on his life prior to viewing the amazing art work. Don't miss the nativity scene in the back of the church that was discovered in the last three years when some work was being done. You can exit... More

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Church of Saint Agostino is situated a short walk away from the busy piazzas and main streets of San Gimignano and it is well worth taking the time to go and see it. It is an oasis of tranquillity in this busy small town. The Piazza in which it is located is beautiful with its open space surrounded by... More

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new rochelle
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Looked like a very beautiful church--though a bit of a walk. We were there for about 5 minutes when we were told that it was closing for a few hours. The priest was very apologetic, which was heartening, but be sure to check times before starting your walk!

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The availability of open hours was excellent. English speaking services on Sundays at 11 am. Great historical site, rich in colors and culture.

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