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“Lovely church in a wonderful location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Church of San Francesco - Capuchin Friars Monastery

Church of San Francesco - Capuchin Friars Monastery
Salita Cappuccini, 19026 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 817531
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Owner description: Reconstructed in 1632 after the previous church was destroyed, the Church of San Francesco contains some fine art including a Crucifixion by Van Dyck, two canvases by Flasella, a marble triptych by Domenico Gare (1529) and the Dead Christ from Maragliano. Nera the church there is the Monastery of Capuchin Friars a very ancient structure with great garden where Friars live. It is a place of Peace and spirituality with a gorgeus view on the seaside.
London
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“Lovely church in a wonderful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

You can't beat this. Ok the church itself isn't particularly beautiful but it's mystical and has a lovely set of old pieces of art and ironwork scattered around outside, not to mention the lovely cemetery and the famous statue on a rocky promontory.

Visited July 2012
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Monterossa
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“Peaceful and interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We walked up to the church about mid morning and found ourselves the only visitors so it was peaceful and charming. The views are wonderful and the church was quite atmospheric with recorded music being played as we took in the statues and paintings.
The nearby cemetery is also well worth a wander, it brings the local history into play through the recurring family names and the dates. If in Monterosso put this on the to see list.

Visited April 2012
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“Tranquility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Our last evening in Monterosso al Mare we climbed the hill to explore the convent grounds and San Francesco's statue. We had the area to ourselves as it was twilight...most of the other visitors were still enjoying their dinners at local restaurants. In this quite hour as the sun was disappearing over the water we watched fishermen setting nets, couples strolling hand-in-hand along the beach and felt the tranqulity of a site that for centuries has comforted those in need and honored the memories of those who have gone before. (Great photo op from behind the statue folloiwng the rugged coast with Vernazza in the distance.)

Visited May 2011
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Eisenach, Germany
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“A nice old church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

It s a wonderful place to visit since the panorama on your way there is spectacular. Be sure to take a lot of pictures.

Visited August 2011
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“Funky church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

We liked photographing the statuettes. The gray and white striped exterior is beautiful.

Visited May 2011
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