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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

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Address: Lungarno Gambacorti, 56100, Pisa, Italy
Phone Number: 39 050 910350
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Located on the bank of the Arno River, this church is Pisa's finest example...

Located on the bank of the Arno River, this church is Pisa's finest example of Gothic fancy.

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Not a major walk from the leaning tower so well worth it. Stunning little church. As most people have said you can't go inside but it's so beautiful, it would be crazy to miss it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not a major walk from the leaning tower so well worth it. Stunning little church. As most people have said you can't go inside but it's so beautiful, it would be crazy to miss it if your in Pisa. The detail on the church is just amazing. Right by the river on a sunny day it's just perfect. On the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just like most architecture in Italy this was one to definitely see - very beautiful, peaceful and easy to get to.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again, at times, you feel as if Pisa is struggling to find things to interest it's visitors after they've seen the Tower. This is a pretty little church built on the side of the Arno. It didn't appear to be open when we passed so was only viewed from the outside.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's well worth walking past this little church on the way to the main attractions. It's a wonderful, if not tiny, little Gothic church built to house a thorn from Christ's crown. Interesting and beautiful.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a very small but intricate Church on the side of the River Arne. Couldn't see it from the inside and it got its name from the one Thorn of Jesus's Crown at the Crucifiction that is apparently kept here.

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Snetterton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spotted this little place when at our hotel, walked past it while looking round the newer part of Pisa and it is a great looking little place.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A rather weird little church with intricate external carvings. It's difficult to get a good look at the front because of its close proximity to a busy road and nearby streets/buildings.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

nice building from outside but inside is just not much happening - not much to say specially that it is just a small building used for exhibitions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Art installation took up much of the internal space. Lovely little church, directly on the the edge of the Arno. Certainly worth a stop when you are walking along the river or crossing the Ponte Solferino on your way someplace else

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This was the first sight I saw in Pisa as I passed it on my way too and from my hotel visiting all the big sights. I spent a lot of photographic time on it. I hope you do.

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