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Miuracho Catholic Church

Address: Miuracho, Sasebo 857-0863, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Ranked #9 of 39 things to do in Sasebo
Type: Religious sites, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks

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Brisbane
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Eighty steps of penance from street level leads you to this inspirational Catholic Church. As you reach the top stair there is a larger than life size statue of Jesus with open arms greeting each and every visitor to this area. The Catholic Church is magnificent with the traditional request of removing your shoes before entering through the large wooden... More 

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Groningen
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157 reviews 157 reviews
16 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Interesting neo-gothic church just a few minutes on foot from the JR-railway station. It's high above the street and as a pleasant atmosphere.

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Madrid, Spain
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Well, it's worth a visit if you are there. It's a "regular" church, but I guess it stands out in a small Japanese city.

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San Francisco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is a beautiful Catholic Church nearby JR Sasebo Station. It was moved to this location in 1931 and considered as a target of air raids during WW II, it was once stained by black smoke. There are quite a few stairs to the top.

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