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Interesting but can't go in

An interesting very old Chapel with ruins that have been excavated in a garden area. You cannot go into the chapel or the garden area. Which is a shame. There isn't much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Luke P
Worthing, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting very old Chapel with ruins that have been excavated in a garden area. You cannot go into the chapel or the garden area. Which is a shame. There isn't much information and it doesn't say if there is anything inside or if it is closed because it is derelict. Very nice to see though and worth a stop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The Chapel of St. Maria Formosa is what remains at present of a Benedictine abbey built, as St. Nicholas orthodox church, in the 6th century . The interior of it used to be adorned with mosaics which are now in the Archeological Museum. At the beginning two chapels stood in this place as part of the stated abbey but the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I suppose any chapel from the 6th century can't just be average but it is very simple and no chance to go inside. There's a plaque nearby showing the basilica with this chapel clearly visible as one of 2 chapels on one end of that structure.

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Naantali, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Nice little old church on a side street in Old Town. We saw this kind of accidently, but overall not that hard to find, because Old Town in Pula isn't that large. Closed for public, but worth of pic or two

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Chapel was closed to the public, but the activities in the ground kept your interest. Reckon they are reconstructing something, but no information board up yet with what plans are being followed.

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Bath, Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Regretably not open to the public, but viewable from the outside (well just about). There is an archaeological dig in progress, although work appears to have been suspended for the time being. This is a small Byzantine church built on a Greek cross-plan but part of a much larger complex (now totally ruined) of perhaps the 6th century. Near the... More 

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