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Santa Maria degli Angeli

Via Los Angeles and Via Patrono d'Italia, Assisi, Italy
075 80511
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Ranked #3 of 43 attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Basilica was started in 1569 to the designs of Galeazzo Alessi, and features a statue of the Madonna in bronze gilt by G. Colasanti and an... more » Owner description: This Basilica was started in 1569 to the designs of Galeazzo Alessi, and features a statue of the Madonna in bronze gilt by G. Colasanti and an interior whose architectural style is Doric. « less
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High River, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Another favourite church to wander about and enjoy it beautiful frescos, architecture and it' spiritual history. A short walk to all the venues this is definitely worth it.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We almost missed this amazing place ( it is more than a church or a Bascilica) but the geocachers on our trip just happened upon it. The church itself is a bit extravagant, but the original church of St Francis himself is easily contained within the Bascilica itself. Spend some time within and you will be moved. But wait...there's more!... More

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st catharines, ontario
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

St. Francis' first church is contained within this church. Participated in a mass in this small church. An amazing feeling to have taken communion in the church were St. Francis' once did the same thing. The church is beautifully preserved though the facade was altered from the original. It is a bit ornately and takes something away from the simplicity... More

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Olivet, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is where St. Francis lived, worked and died. It is a huge building, overshadowing the area, while the Basilica of St. Francis and Assisi is on the hill above. There are ornate chapels with the Basilica and a quiet, serene feeling throughout. There is a wonderful gift shop, complete with items made bt the resident monks. The site of... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The grandeur of the of the church contrasted with the beautiful simplicity of the Porzincuola will be in your memory forever.

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Maui, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful. We liked seeing the Porziuncola and the Transito. There are masterpiece frescos depicting the life of St Francis which are easy to view and enjoy.

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Titchmarsh
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Quaint little place for a wander and enjoy a coffee.Lovely setting with plenty of places to sit and rest.In the evening the area gets a little crowded but not to be unpleasant. Worth a visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This cathedral is definitely one not to miss. From the courtyards to the Cathedral to the original Church St. Francis Built with his hands, and his "thornless" rose garden. It's a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Inside this Basilica you'll find the "porziuncola" the small church (still original) where Saint Francis met with His friars. Masses are celebrated daily in this wonderful piece of Art and Christian history. If you believe you can get the "pardon of Assisi" here. Confession, Mass and Communion will cleanse your sins as if you were just baptized. Great restaurants nearby... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Inside you will see a pristine white church with many faithful inside. Be sure to look at the Porziuncolo, the stone chapel inside the church, which is where the Franciscan Order originated.

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