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Chiesa di San Francesco

Via Carlo Alberto 46, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
+39 079 979258
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Very Peaceful

Like many old churches in ancient towns it is plain on the outside and inside the architecture is... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2017
margareth700
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Beautiful church

Lovely church in the old town with cloisters fro the religious order who lived there, A great... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2017
SteveS1970
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Via Carlo Alberto 46, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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+39 079 979258
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Like many old churches in ancient towns it is plain on the outside and inside the architecture is very striking and here there is an unusual ornate marble altar. The stone walls and archways have a lofty simplicity which creates a tranquil ambience that befits...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Lovely church in the old town with cloisters fro the religious order who lived there, A great example of Gothic- Catalan architecture dating back to the 14th century. It is worth a visit to this historical monument.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

It won't take long, it's more interesting than some of the other churches in Alghero. The statue on left of main nave of Jesus in chains is most interesting. Cloisters are always good.

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Beautiful building. Free entrance but they do not open exactly when they say they will. They opened half an hour later than it said but it was lovely to have a look around. They ask for donations. They do evening concerts in the summer but...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

Nice church in the old Alghero center, the cloister with its columns is very interesting and the marble altar .

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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.

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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
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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
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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.

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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
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