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Piazza S. Francesco, 42, 91026 Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

For a true vision of Sicilian baroque make your way here. Unassuming exterior reveals a stunning interior. Unrivaled by any other edifice of its size on this island. If you're fortunate enough to visit the crypt, the decrepit but beautifully haunting monastery and its overgrown...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Prepare to be wowed by overkill. It is as if the priest went overboard with the order form. There are enough statues and paintings to fill 3 churches. Don't miss the catacombs downstairs, although there are no mouldering bodies. What a wonderful thing to find...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lorrilux
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

A must see in Mazara dell Vello. The inside is beautifully decorated in the elaborate baroque style. It's not what I'd put in my house, but it sure is marvelous to look at. Check out the little model museum next door for a perfect model...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

The church of San Francisco is absolutely beautiful inside. The outside looks like any other Sicilian church but the inside is beautiful beyond description. You must see this place.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting the town then this is a must see. The inside is an amazing visual feast with ornate decoration and a marble alter exquisitely carved in the 16th century.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Slightly eerie, but fascinating ll the same. You actually feel you're stepping back in time. Free entry.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

We didn't have long to spend in this lovely church but, like so many churches in Sicily, it is well worth seeing.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Betty F
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

the church of san francesco is very well decorated in Baroque style. You can watch the tombs downstairs. To bad they are all cleaned out en no longer original. If you pay a tip you are guided too de backyard (that is not well maintained)....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

This has to he a must see. The place is crammed with painted carvings, with almost every square inch covered with something. Just sit and be amazed.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

I am a sucker for baroque churges and this one does not let you down. Quite simply it is beautiful no matter where you look. Not only is there no fee for this but there is an exhibition next door of models of different churches....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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