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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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Interesting little church

Nice walk from the monument complex to this little church on the Arno River. Best viewed after lunch when the sun is on the building. Cannot get inside.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Longmont, United States
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Longmont, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk from the monument complex to this little church on the Arno River. Best viewed after lunch when the sun is on the building. Cannot get inside.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are walking along the river you will find this little chapel catch your attention, walk in , it wont take you more than a couple of minutes in and out.

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Halifax, West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Such a pretty little church. Said once to have contained a thorn from the crown of Jesus. Well maintained and you can have a look inside. Perched on the edge of the Arno river, lovely location. Worth a little visit.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I highly recommend visiting this little gem. the architecture on the outside is incredible. In the inside you wont find much as it's quite bare but the outside is well worth it

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Free to enter, this tiny church has a beautiful carved roof and is lovely inside as well as out. I went out of my way to look at it and it was well worth the detour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Walking along the river you can't help but notice this little church, so as the sun was shinning we investigated. It was closed when we got there but a friendly local gave us amazing talk of the church, it is rich in marble and even more in history.but one thing that amazed me was the recent history that at the... More 

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Arzignano, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

If you in Pisa take stroll a long the river. yes, Just beside Arno river the Church was. its not big church but will stole my attention! So beautiful. Inside has flat screen television tell about the information.

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We happened to pass this when exploring the rest of Pisa away from the crowds. The architecture is really lovely. To view the church head for the river but do check the opening times if you would like to go in. It was closed when we stopped by.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Well worth the short walk from the famous Tower of Pisa, and there are plenty of places to eat or get ice cream along the way. It's about halfway between the Tower and the railway station, and looks very quaint situated on the river bank.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This is one of the smallest churches in Pisa, but also one of the most beautiful. The architecture is just stunning and its location next to the River Arno is lovely. We saw this church nearly every day. Take a few minutes to go and have a look.

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