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Santa Chiara

Piazza Santa Chiara, Assisi, Italy
075-812-282
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Ranked #5 of 41 attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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Dublin, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Very simplistic but beautiful church! The cross that changed St. Francis life is there and is stunning. Saw her crypt, her robe and even some hair of hers. Very moving to visit this church.

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Lima, Peru
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

if you go to asissi because of saint francis, you should also visit this!!! i learned of saint clara because i went there, but it seemed she is very popular. located in a beautifull plaza with a fantastic view

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If your going to be in Assisi be sure to make the effort to attend morning Mass here at the Santa Chiara church. Mass times vary but mostly during the week days it's 7am. Ideally try to arrive around 6.45am so as to not miss the cloistered nuns from the Poor Clares and their Gregorian Chant singing. Truly wonderful.

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LINCOLNSHIRE
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Visit to see the crucufix, We also went to Vespers and although we found it tricky to follow, the singing of the unseen nuns was very beautiful. St Clare is on view in the crypt.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Santa Chiara is a beautiful Basilica. It has an amazing view of Assisi, as it is located in the "Entrance" of this unique town on the top of the mountains. You can see her clothing, accessories and even remaining's of her hair on the ground floor of Santa Chiara. You must visit it! Enjoy!!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Saint Claire is buried in the crypt below the Basilica. Good church, especially when you pay to light it up. Great experience, would go again.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I knew nothing of St. Claire. I'm not Catholic. But we found ourselves walking in front of this church on our way to St. Francis. So we stopped in. It was humble, serene and inspirational. I was moved to prayer. It was like a bath in holiness and peace. We only spent about 15 minutes here which was more than... More

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We visited Assisi with a large tour group, just a day before the canonization so everyone was on their way to Rome..but many stopped in Assisi along the way. So the quite little town we heard about was busy, busy with people. The relics of St. Clare that you can see in the church are really moving--her simple dress, and... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

After visiting tomb of St. Francis this is great place to pay a visit to see the tomb of St. Claire. Church is open to visit for free.

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Chicago area
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I recently went to visit the basilica of Santa Chiara in Assisi on a trip to the town. I arrived about 10 minutes after the doors had been closed as I later discovered. But, I noticed a side door on the right front of the church with people entering and exiting. I thought this might be the chapel of the... More

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