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Address: City of San Marino, San Marino

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Nice old church being restored

A good pit-stop out of the heat, sun, and crowds. A lovely old church and museum that would have a lot more to see once the interior restorations are completed. Still, worth a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 28, 2016
Kiwicraig78
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

A good pit-stop out of the heat, sun, and crowds. A lovely old church and museum that would have a lot more to see once the interior restorations are completed. Still, worth a pause while wandering the streets of San Marino

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

This small Romanesque style church, convent & museum was built between 1361-1382 and is located in the historical center of the city of San Marino. It was extensively renovated in 1792 and restored in 1965. The simple brick façade with a rose window has a short staircase and a roofed porch supported by four pillars. The interior has a single... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

Only saw the church from outdoors. It is stunningly beautiful. Did not get a chance to see the interior and it may have been closed in any event.

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015

Only able to get a small view as the church was completely closed for renovation/restoring. Saw this back in the 1970's and had wanted to see it one more time. May need to come back in a couple years.

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Thank CDM49
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We came to see this church but unfortunately it was closed due to renovation from the inside as well as the outside. A sneak preview behind the construction work promised a great refurbishment.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

I probably wouldn't have visited the museum if it hadn't been included on my museum card. A leaflet in English identified the highlights including a 15th century fresco and a number of 16th and 17th century religious paintings on wood. Although the museum contents weren't of particular interest to me I am glad I popped in.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Unless for entering inside to pray, there's no special reason for entering the church. I liked the facade though. Fits well with all the other buildings around.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is a nice, simple church with some pretty architectural details on the inside. I wouldn't go out of your way to find, but if you happen to be in front of it, it's worth stepping inside for a minute. It's not nearly as impressive as some of the other cathedrals in Italy but is charming.

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Simple but very interesting, this church in honor of St. Francesco is the oldest church of the city, located near the entrance door of the city. It may not be the most beautiful church in the world but being a historic building of San Marino worth a visit.

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Thank Magellano81
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is a small church in a nice square near the center of town. While nothing to compare with major churches elsewhere in Europe, it is still worthwhile seeing while you stroll this very pretty and historical town.

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