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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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Hours:
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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Lovely church

We saw a wonderful sunset in the "terraza" in front of the church. Valley view is very nice. Chiara crypt is inside the lovely church.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We saw a wonderful sunset in the "terraza" in front of the church. Valley view is very nice. Chiara crypt is inside the lovely church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The interior of this basilica is rather sober but therefore not less impressive. The crucifix of San Damiano is a must see if you're inspired by the story of Saint Francis.

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Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

By visiting the church of St. Clare, founder of the Poor Clares order, one comes to appreciate even more the influence of her mentor St. Francis.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Santa Chiara has the beautiful pink limestone from Assisi, and the fountain and plaza also seem to have more local people present than that area by the big basilica. This is a nice place to sit, relax, and enjoy the view of the Umbrian countryside.

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Amityville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A must see if you are traveling to Assisi... do not miss going to the museum and crypt downstairs. This church is a must see for anyone visiting Italy

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The crucifix from San Damiano that hangs in Santa Chiara is alone worth the visit. I enjoyed learning more about St. Francis and St. Clare in the lower church, which houses some fascinating relics. The tomb of St. Clare is beautiful and I was lucky to be able to attend a small Mass in the chapel to the left of... More 

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Drammen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I loved this place and the city. The interior of the church was impressive, with the display of the saint and the saints' artifacts being a bit morbid but nonetheless interesting. What really caught me was the overall tranquility and sense of peace that filled both this church and the city as a whole. Worth visiting!

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited this church during our second visit to Assisi. Although not as famous as the Basilica of Saint Francis, you should visit this church to trully experience Assisi's religieus atmosfere. Although i'm not a religious person myself I was impressed by the tomb of St. Claire that this church preserves in the basement.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a lovely , peaceful and holy place. This is a must visit place even if you are not a Christian or Franciscan! The original crucifix that spoke to St Francis in San Damiano and started him on his Holy journey is here. Wow, 800 years of history. You really have to visit. You can start a walk from here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This basilica is significant in the life of both Clara and Francis. You need to see this church! Don't skip it.

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Additional Information about Santa Chiara

Address: Piazza Santa Chiara, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-282
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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