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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 #6 of 43 Attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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 interior whose architectural style is Doric.

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Cordenons, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The original church of St. Francis is at the center of this church. If possible don't miss it! There is just something special about it. I just love it.

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Hook, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We fell across this church on our way into Assisi and to be honest it was far more to my taste than the Basilica itself. Also although there was not much tourist information available there were static phone guides available for €1.00 which gave you a limited idea of the history off this magnificent church. Sadly we did not visit... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The station close by says Assisi, but strictly speaking it is the town named after this church. It contains the chapel where St. Francis used to preach, and the mighty basilica that surrounds it gives way to the holiness of this beautiful, mosaic covered construction.

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Redondo Beach, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A must-see: there is Porziuncola inside + it's beautiful by itself. Free admission. No photo allowed inside.

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

Visiting this church was very special. A tour guide is very helpful. The church is massive, and has much significal history. The connections to St. Francis and St. Clare are so powerful. The square in front of the church is massive. The gold statue of the Blessed Mother at the very top of of outside edifice is very beautiful.

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

What would you say if you found what you have read is now before your eyes? For more than forty years, I longed to be in this place, to see a history of my faith in flesh. I marvelled at this unfolding of history before my eyes. My brain looked back whe I was a child, reading stories of St.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was a beautiful church with a very nice history while also being a sacred place for prayer. I really enjoyed my visit to this special town, and this is a must see spot.

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Leo, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Right near the train/ bus station so you can do old town and this area without hardship ... simple bus up and back to see this and explore the restaurants nearby....

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

This basilica is where St. Francis of Assisi spent most of his life. In here you will also see the porziuncula. This place is full of ecclesiastical artworks

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This beautiful church encloses the small stone church of St. Francis. It's easy to appreciate the sanctity of this treasured spot.

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