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Santuario Beata Vergine Maria delle Grazie

Closed Now: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Fascinating statuary

This is a most unusual church, with extraordinary and in some cases macabre statuary and with... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
This place is nuts

Visiting Italy you get used to the church being over the top but this place takes things to a whole... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2015
Amersham, United Kingdom
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Jul 10, 2018
“Fascinating statuary”
Oct 8, 2015
“This place is nuts”
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

This is a most unusual church, with extraordinary and in some cases macabre statuary and with numerous caged off side chapels. It is certainly worth a visit if one is in the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 433Paul
Reviewed October 8, 2015

Visiting Italy you get used to the church being over the top but this place takes things to a whole new level. The town is a small quiet town, not much there but it does have a large square outside the sanctuary where they hold...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank marlarkey99
Reviewed October 4, 2015

I visited this place a few times, as it is close to my hometown. The church is very peculiar, with interesting painted statues and a hanging stuffed crocodile (which terrified me as a child) of unclear provenance. Pity about the unfriendly priest, who rudely scolded...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed June 26, 2015

Beautiful sanctuary a combination of the sacred and he profane! A very unusual visit that will not easily forget.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank IvannaMirella
Reviewed December 4, 2014

Bus #13, which you catch near Palazzo Te, goes directly to Grazie and the walk to the church takes less than 5 minutes. The church itself reflects wonderful spirituality with the ex voto statues lining two rows along the walls. And, of course, hanging from...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank LizTh
Reviewed June 22, 2014

The sanctuary is filled with exotic ex-votos and statues of martyrs being martyred. Once a year the place is visited by gypsies who draw colour-chalk pictures in the square in front of the church.

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank JPGuillaume
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Even the locals call the sanctuary a "mad" place. The church is studded with exotic ex-votos (including a crocodile) and lined with scary sculptures of martyrs being martyred. Once a year Grazie is a meeting-place for gypsies, who draw colour-chalk pictures on the square in...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank JPGuillaume
Reviewed September 1, 2013

I had never seen such a wooden decoration. Both laterals are covered by handcrafts statues, mainly representing people who was saved by the Virgin... You may believe it or not, but the result of this popular religiosity are astonishing, and touching

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Anna G
Reviewed March 18, 2013

If you come to be around Mantua ( Northwest Italy ) do not miss to pay a visit to this really unique gothic church located in the small village of Curtatone. Actually I wouldn't prevent you from enjoying the feeling of amazement and oddness once...More

Date of experience: March 2013
4  Thank Alerock
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