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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 #5 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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Nevada City, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Many of the reviewers here do not seem to understand the spiritual significance of this church. Europe (and Italy in particular) are full of so many amazing churches and cathedrals, that it can start to seem like you are just seeing one beautiful church after another, and it's easy to get caught up in the architecture, etc. Although my favorite... More

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Kajang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We went to Assisi recently. The Basilica was just 10 minutes walk from the train station. It was built enclosing the 9th century small church where St. Francis heard God's calling him to " go rebuilt my church". It is the holiest shrine of the Capuchin Franciscan Order. Very conducive for prayer and meditation. No photography inside. It is best... More

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Ubeda, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Prayer, San Damian Christ , all is incredible, the body of Santa Clare, It´s nice . Really all is wonderful

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Saw this church from Assisi and decided to visit. Has a small church within the church and certainly worth the detour.

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Waco,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Beautiful, but we were there in late afternoon, just as hundreds completing pilgrimages arrived, so it was the most crowded of any location we visited in Assisi.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stopped here after visiting the Basilica of St Francis. It's just amazing that this huge, beautiful building houses a smaller church. The artwork in this church will take your breath away. The monks began to recite the rosary when we were there. So incredibly beautiful and spiritually moving. Take the time to visit this place. There is so much... More

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This church is about 3 kilometres from assisi.not far from the train station on arrival.its in the town of Santa Maria and cannot be missed.its huge.the ornate structure and beauty is a wonder..nice place to see,and plenty to look at in the town.nice bars and eateries

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High River, Canada
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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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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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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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