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Chiesa di San Francesco

Via Carlo Alberto, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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A Quiet Spot

The church itself is not fancy. Not surprising given who lived there and the re simple way of... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia

As churches go, this one is pretty, but nothing extraordinary. It is a nice break, an oasis in the... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2016
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“old town” (10 reviews)
“cloisters” (6 reviews)
Via Carlo Alberto, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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Reviewed May 16, 2017

The church itself is not fancy. Not surprising given who lived there and the re simple way of life. It does have a beautiful tiled roof.

Thank dcfiread
Reviewed October 15, 2016

As churches go, this one is pretty, but nothing extraordinary. It is a nice break, an oasis in the middle of the bustling city.

Thank Alfred V
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We spent quite some time in the church, sitting to take everything in and walking round to see the various chapels and statues. The best part was the cloisters where you can walk round as the monks did in the 15th century. A very peaceful...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

As you walk through old town Alghero it is worthwhile to take a break and visit the Franciscan Church. It is relatively plain as far as churches go, in accordance with the Franciscans pledge of poverty. The facility exudes a sense of Tranquility and peace.

1  Thank robertmaster123
Reviewed May 13, 2016

the old town is quaint and although it could also be mesmerisingly beautiful, it isn't. Such a pitty, maybe because it's not a tourist hub yet. Could do with some cleaning and planting, needs green and colourful flowers but thats just my opinion.

Thank skylerjohnson175
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Chiesa di San Francesco is a nice oldchurch and monastery right at the centre of the historic town of Alghero.

Thank carolineenwillem
Reviewed April 21, 2016

The church and cloister and really old and you will find it really calming. Part of the cloister is a hotel where we stayed 5 nights...

Thank PragueJana
Reviewed October 24, 2015

Best church in Alghero old town. Easy to find. Very peaceful cloister.Free entry but check opening times before visiting any churches as opening times vary.

1  Thank citybreak89
Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is also a church with plenty of details (check my photos). Many photos posted to this site are from the additional space, the charming cloister consisting of two rows of round arches. The time I visited this church at that area there were plenty...More

Thank vivian L
Reviewed September 30, 2015

Original Catalan-Gothic parts can be seen over the high altar, the presbytery chapels and the San Sacramento Chapel. The bell tower is from the first half of the 16th century.

1  Thank axinia2004
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