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Statue of San Carlone

Piazzale San Carlo, Arona, Italy
+39 0322 249669
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Arona
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Manila, Philippines
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365 reviews 365 reviews
127 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This colossal statue would probably not have met the approval of St. Charles himself. He was a simple man even if he was of the nobility. As a cardinal, he did his best to care for his people and to institute reforms in the Catholic Church. The statue is quite amazing because of its size. The architect of the Statue... More

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Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Go see this masterpiece and learn about this great Saint. There is a church next to the statue and a small museum which tells about his important contributions as a reformer of the Church during troubled sixteenth century times. St Charles Along with St Ignatius of Loyola, St Philip Neri and others, fought against Protestant Reformation inroads. One of his... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is 35m high statue. In the middle of which is hollow and has a step up to the head. You can go to the beginning of the statue where is viewing platform ( where is very nice view, you can see Lago Maggiore and castle) or to the top of the head, but from the viewing platform to the... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
57 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

If you have a bit of time you can climb the internal stairs to the viewing platform and look at the view of the lake.

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Chandler, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Worth a walk to see if you are out and about. It's a very walkable town with good views. Not exactly a 'must see', but if you're out doing a hike by the lake, shopping or heading to a restaurant it's a piece of history that adds to the visit.

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Arona, Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It can be challenging to climb to the top, but it is well worth your effort, if not too hot outside. Beautiful views of Lake Maggiore!!

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124 reviews 124 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Nice to see, it has deep roots in the history of Lombardia and into the religious soul of this area of Italy. But the ticket is too expensive.

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Cervo, Italia
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70 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Colossus stands 35 metres high including the pedestal. You climb inside it via a spiral staircase with 60 steps first, then a steel ladder with 85 rungs to reach St. Charles' s head, through whose eyes you gaze dizzingly down below. Beside the eyes, there are openings through the nostrils as well, and a couple of larger windows cut... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Although the views from the terrace of the statue are excellent it is a shame that if you have a head for heights you dont find the time to climb the 85 steps up to inside his head! The views are good but the real pleasure is from knowing that you have done it! The statue dominates the area and... More

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West Yorkshire
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206 reviews 206 reviews
124 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was a fitting tribute to a much loved man. Its huge and although we didnt have time to go inside is still looked very imposing from the outside and in the lovely church opposite, there was a small area depicting his life which I found very interesting. Lovely spot and deserves a visit.

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