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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: 091-6162819
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Pavel M
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Zvenigorod, Russia

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Zvenigorod, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We arrived here just as Sunday services were ending. What struck me most about this church was the beautiful wooden ceiling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The church is most pleasing. It manifests a number of styles including Gothic but the overall impression is attractive plainness. In contrast the Cappella Mastrantonio and Cappella dell’Immacolata are highly decorative. Along the central nave the plain columns and arches are wonderful. The wooden ceiling is noteworthy. There is a minimal amount of stained glass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The church of St. Francis is beautiful, peaceful, and unhurried. We missed Sienna, but the town of Assisi is everything you could want in an Italian hill town. The escalator to the top of the town makes access easy and then it's a gentle downhill walk to the church and your transportation. The views are spectacular from the top and... More 

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