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Church of San Francesco - Capuchin Friars Monastery

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Address: Salita Cappuccini, 19026 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0187 817531
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Reconstructed in 1632 after the previous church was destroyed, the Church...

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.

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At the top of Monterosso al Mare!!

Beautiful church at the top! Gorgeous views, filled with a peaceful atmosphere, fresh air. We listened to the Capuchino choir while inside the church...sublime.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church at the top! Gorgeous views, filled with a peaceful atmosphere, fresh air. We listened to the Capuchino choir while inside the church...sublime.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Up the hill overlooking Monterosso town and beach - sensational views. A bit of a climb but a lovely small chaoel, and old graveyard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic walk to the top and the views were amazing! Best views in Monterosso & away from the crowds of people!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is the largest of the 3 churches in the village and is situated close to the shore and below the railway line

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Take your time to climb up the stony steps. Half-way up, there's a balcony for photo taking & a statue of a friar. The church is small but beautifully decorated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Monterosso is an amazingly varied place. In some respects, it is less appreciated among the CT. One of my tour books went so far as labeling it "my least favorite of the villages". (At least he didn't call it the worst or a loser). For me there is more variety and unique aspect in M al M than a number... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This was very beautiful to walk in to. There was some sort of mass/prayer going on when we came so we just sat and enjoyed the moment. Not too bad of a hike to it either. Worth stopping in for a moment of peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

This was not our first attempt to locate this monastery, but this time we found it. 👍😊 On an earlier trip, ( while staying at the Porto Roca), we were encouraged to go behind the hotel, and find a trail to hike up through vineyards to a monastery/Vineyard. Sounded good to us! We hiked for hours and hours. Saw amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We asked about the beautiful landmark during our lunch at hotel Porto Roca. The view was breathtaking and we had every good intention to incorporate it into our visit of Monterosso. At the end we gave up on it and were content just strolling around the beach and in the narrow streets. We were also told that the cemetery there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a fairly small church with a very interesting cemetery beside it. The view of Moterosso is amazing from here BUT warning you need to be in shape to get there. It is a long long climb up hill. Good to take water and plan for a relaxing afternoon after it ( I am not in good shape so... More 

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