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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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Chichester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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96 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
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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102 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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101 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This church is an absolute jewel, packed full of exquisite artistic treasures. It's easily overshadowed by its more celebrated neighbour, the cathedral. Those on the tourist circuit would do well to spend a little extra time to hunt it out, hidden away in one of the less busy piazzas. Inside lie magnificent riches for art lovers. A whole fresco cycle... More

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La Spezia, Italy
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This church, near one of the town parking, has some jewel that deserve a visit. Obviously it is an Italian church ... don't look for a well organized visit with frills! It is a 1200 romanic/gothic church decoraded mainly in the renaissance. Its semplicity, its light make it very nice to visit (expecially if the outside temperature is not confortable).... More

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Dublin. Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Outside temperatures were reaching 40*C (102*F), inside was cool with a wonderful sense of space; wonderful architecture; wonderful paintings and Murals and also maintained a real sense of the spiritual (as it might). Very well maintained; well worth a visit, however, it closes for lunch from c12.30 to 15.00.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This lovely church is a great escape from the intense summer sun, once inside there are the most amazing paintings to be seen, don't forget to light a candle as you walk around and take the door to the left where you will find a a peaceful cloister area while looking around Try and find the black owl. A little... More

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