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Santa Chiara

Address: Piazza Santa Chiara, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-282
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Ranked #7 of 44 Attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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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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Teverola, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Entering you see the starkness of this beautiful church. in the second chapel you will find the original San Daniano Cross -- amazing. In addition, look up to the stained glass window of St. Francis and S. Chiara washing his feet. The crypt had artifacts of the Claire and a bit of her history and conversion.

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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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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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