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Chiesa di San Francesco

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Address: Via Carlo Alberto, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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Tranquil spot to visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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martinsville, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Province of Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

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

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Prague
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5 of 5 stars 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...

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Southern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars 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 of chairs in the in the middle of the patio. A wedding ceremony had just... More 

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Targu Neamt, Romania
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Targu Neamt, Romania
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We came across this Church as we walked around Alghero old town. The Courtyard is a pleasant surprise after the church and one where you stop and feel calm whether you are religious or not it really gives you a feeling of inner peace

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you are walking through Old Town Alghero, definitely stop in and take a look at this 14th century Romanesque church built by the Franciscans. It is considered Catalan Gothic architecture and the outside is quite plain, almost severe. It is not as ornate as some of the other churches in Europe but it is interesting, especially from a historical... More 

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