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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

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Address: Lungarno Gambacorti, 56100, Pisa, Italy
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+39 050 910350

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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Pretty Church by the River

This is a very pretty, very little, church on the banks of the Arno river in the centre of Pisa. The intricate decoration of the exterior is worth stopping to admire. The interior... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice little church right next to the river. It's used to display art exhibitions now so it cost me €2 to go inside. The exhibit was pretty weird. The architecture is beautiful and very intricate. I enjoyed the inside but the outside is also really beautiful!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very pretty, very little, church on the banks of the Arno river in the centre of Pisa. The intricate decoration of the exterior is worth stopping to admire. The interior is less elaborate but well worth a look too when it is open. When we visited it was hosting a small exhibition of modern art (which was... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit inside this beautiful building. Lucky enough to get in without a queue, so timing is essential.

Thank Nicole S
Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! so small yet covered in carved marble carvings take a moment to admire the workmanship that went into this structure amazing!

Thank TheManFromSurrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Very popular little chapel on the river. We really only walked along to fill time but this was prettier than I expected and worth a visit.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2017

I have visited Pisa on many occasions and this place completely passed me by. Thank you to TripAdvisor reviewers who pointed me there. Sadly, it wasn't a "public" time or day but the external views present a gothic masterpiece. Will definitely plan to go inside next time.

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Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

Many people visit Pisa to see the Piazza dei Miracoli, but they forget to visit some of the other beautiful sites in Pisa. This little gem is not open often, but when it is, it is worth a quick little visit. Gorgeous and well-maintained.

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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Small Gothic church next to river Arno Original architecture Found it on way back to the railway station Its so interesting walking and finding places like this

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Pattaya, Thailand
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Witness beautiful Italian architecture in this Duomo, situated along the river...one of the few sights in Pisa away from the Piazza della Miracoli, The Chiesa Di Santa Maria is definitely worth a visit while strolling along the river bank.

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Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

It is a very small but beautiful church by the river in Pisa. I found it by luck while trying to reach the the leaning tower. Unfortunately it was closed but I guess it might be worth a visit.

Thank Joana V

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