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Santa Chiara

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Address: Piazza Santa Chiara, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-282
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6:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Built onto the original Chapel of St. George, this Cathedral is where St...
Built onto the original Chapel of St. George, this Cathedral is where St. Clare of Assisi was buried in a crypt in 1872.
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A simple spiritual church

This church hosts the remains of St. Clara the rich girl who have up everything to follow St. Francis. It also has the 12th century crucifix that Jesus spoke to Francis through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Orange County, California
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Orange County, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This church hosts the remains of St. Clara the rich girl who have up everything to follow St. Francis. It also has the 12th century crucifix that Jesus spoke to Francis through. Also some neat relics of Clara and Francis.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

What most impressed me to this church is undoubtedly the fantastic view that you see from the terrace just behind it. This church located at the center of Piazza Santa Chiara, in the calm and tranquility of this unforgettable city. The church is ok, and the ancient Romanesque style will impress you. It's well worth the visit.

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Labrador City, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Santa Chiara has good views of the Umbrian countryside in its open courtyard. The church itself has an impressive history and story. It is worth a visit.

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Parma, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

church itself is OK, beautiful and interesting the 12th century cross that "told" S Francis to change his lifestyle as well as the corrupted 13th century roman catholic church.

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Santa Chiara has an impressive collection of relics, and also contains an amazing crucifix that St. Francis used when praying. It's well worth the trip to see these artifacts!

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Ormstown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This beautiful church has such an air of the sacred. There were lilies at the alter and the fragrance wafted throughout. The peace, the tranquility, the spirituality were at once palpable and unforgettable.

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Kiln, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This church houses the body (bones) of St.Clare, the friend and devotee of St.Francis. Also, you will find here the large ancient cross that had been in the little church where St. Francis prayed and heard the voice of Jesus speak to him telling him to repair his church. In the downstairs area you will find relics of both Saints... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The web sites below will provide good information about the Basilica. http://www.sacred-destinations.com/italy/assisi-santa-chiara; http://www.assisionline.com/assisi__167.html We visited at Christmas and saw lovely nativity scenes in churches and in shop windows. The priest in Santa Chiara allowed us to take pictures inside and there was no charge to enter.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Santa Chiara Basilica is so beautiful. Although the exterior is rather plain in comparison to Saint Francis Basilica, inside it is just as beautiful. The church surrounds with you with history and inspirational reflection!! We were emotionally touched !!

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Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It's a small church, but its special place because contains the remains of Saint Clare. It's a quiet e peaceful place.

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