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Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

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Address: Piazza di San Francesco d'Assisi, off Via Paternostro, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 616 2819
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A visual history

This is one of a route of four churches in the Kalsa district. It has a baroque apse which is amazing but is most interesting because the whole history of Palermo from Norman... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 18, 2016
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is one of a route of four churches in the Kalsa district. It has a baroque apse which is amazing but is most interesting because the whole history of Palermo from Norman tomes is visible in the construction and extensions of the church

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

We had decided to sightsee for few hours, we ended up spending the day, history and church are a must see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

I have visited twice and each time I see something new and amazing in this blessed church. The views alone are wonderous.

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Zvenigorod, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

Palermo is full of monuments of different period of Sicily's history, but still without this little square the impressions would be incomplete. Decorated quite modestly, the facade is still so powerful and full of eternal harmony that your breath will be held for some time. there is a possibility to enjoy the view of the church with a cup of... More 

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Seoul, Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015

It is amazing! I was moved by its scale and formation. It is huge cathedral with several chapels inside. Tomb of San Francesco was solemn. Every visitors must have taken a pious attitude. I did not know San Francesco before. But at this cathedral, I came to know him. I was touched by him and cathedral.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Piazza is a magig spot wiht the San Francesco church. Last time we was in Palermo their was a wedding in the church. A good experience to follow the wedding which was lively and cozy.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

Walking miles from the park to get here is worth it when you finally get to enter the church and sit for a while contemplating. The church itself is different from the usual and also getting to see the tomb of San Francesco who lived centuries ago is a truly historical experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ran out of time so we couldn't go for guided tour inside but it's sooo beautiful place ! Give a try !

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2015

Totally isolated town on the top of a mountain. Several Castles and town buildings are incredible to see. Amazing time.

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Province of Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2015

You will understand what you're going to see from the entrance of the church.Believe me this is so unique. the inside of the San Francesco is very interesting and amazing!

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