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Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale

Rampa Teglia | Above Spaggia Grande Beach, Positano, Italy
089-875480
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Positano
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: It is a beautiful church but brides getting married there should be aware that you have to walk to the church down cobble stones or come by boat and... more »
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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

the church roof and tower are tiled in mosaics, and can be seen all over positano. the inside is lovely,with many objects of art . i have read many books that mention the black madonna, and now i have seen it. from the front courtyard, you can see the beach below and many little shops.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The chiesa is located above the Spiaggia Grande Beach in Positano. There are a lot of stairs to traverse especially going back up the hill. The tiled dome of the chiesa is recognizable throughout Positano.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

this is a stunning chapel in the middle of Positano and we feel so luck that we are privileged that we got married here

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Went to a family wedding there on Saturday. Absolutely beautiful. We walked to the church, there is a pedestrian walk way and some steps to the church. Our niece (the bride) got dropped off at the start of the walk way and the locals and tourists clapped as she made her way to the church. It is worth a visit... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This church is located near the Spiaggia Grande Beach in Positano. It was built in the 15th century and the architecture is beautiful. My daughter took some pictures inside. The only negative thing were the stairs to get to the church.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

visited in september 2013 quite an impressive building worth a look if you're in positano ! you can take photos if there is no service going on and ide recommend wearing appropriate dress code

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

This was a very nice cathedral to visit after spending time in northern Italy visiting many if the Florence cathedrals. Very different with unique influences, and located very close to the beach/harbor. Definitely include a visit to this cathedral in your exploration of Positano.

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Church was built in 15th century I think. They were celebrating the "Dark Madonna". It was so wonderful to see a small community celebrate with strangers and treat them as if they were family.... The architecture and history brings you to tears.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

A beautiful church on the shores of Positano, it is a fine example of Byzantine art. The outside dome has beautiful yellow exterior made of majolica tiles. It's famous for having a thirteenth-century Byzantine icon of a black Madonna.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Wether you enter Positano from the top road or come by boat, you can't miss the church and it's dome, inside is typical with icons, paintings and an ornate altar, if you are here you should at least have a look, in my opinion it is not as grand as the Cathedral in Sorrento.

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