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Santa Chiara

Piazza Santa Chiara, Assisi, Italy
075-812-282
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Ranked #7 of 43 Attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built onto the original Chapel of St. George, this Cathedral is where St. Clare of Assisi was...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Owner 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Well worth a visit, this is the church dedicated to one of St. Francis' most faithful and loyal followers, and one who was made a saint with great speed. The crypt is worth visiting for its artifacts, with notes in English

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This historic church is amazing to see. The paintings, art, structure and design is truly unbelievable. Its a must see when visiting Assisi.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Visiting Assisi means you have to feel the impact of both St. Francis and St. Clare and the one way to do that is to visit the two churches that bear their name, and learn the historical significance. The church is very peaceful. Saying a prayer here is a privilege.

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Redford, Michigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Each Basilica that you visit seems to be more lovely than the previous one. You can feel the history when you step into these monuments and it really is something everyone who can, should experience in their lifetime. A very lovely village and they are known for their hand embroidered garments. You don't want to miss Assisi.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This place speaks of the ideal of a woman named Clare . In her youth, she followed the teachings of st. Francis to obey God's will to dedicate her life in His service of prayer and fasting . Again, this place is actually identical in structure with that of the basilica of st. Francis . St Clare had been the... More 

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Fanwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were early so we enjoyed the basilica without the crowds that st Francis basilica had. I love St. Claire's story so I loved visiting the basilica. You cannot visit Assisi and miss this one. Beautiful experience.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Its a 20 minute walk from the basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Here you get to see and venerate the relics of St Claire of Assisi a must visit for anyone on a pilgrimage tour.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was included on our Globus tour and I thoroughly enjoyed being able to visit and see St. Claire's tomb. She was the founder of the Poor Claires (a religious group of nuns) who followed St. Anthony. For non-catholics this might not be such a treat, but you should consider it, if you are in Assisi anyway.

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We arrived at the piazza outside the church at sunset and the last rays of the sun really brought out the simple pink and white colour of the church. Rather plain when compared to the basilica for ST Francis. The remains of St Clare are inside along with a number of other artifacts of both saints. The piazza outside is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is worth visiting and appreciate how the people and pilgrims support the maintainance of the basilica.

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