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The Renaissance interior of this Basilica is beautiful, but some of its chilling displays of dead religious notables may give you nightmares, including a shrouded skeleton with a wax head and a mummified body.
I stayed in Santa Fe and worked out of Toluca (the state city). the drive back and forth was a short 30 mins. staying at the Hyatt instead of toluca was a real benefit. I slept very well each night at the Hyatt and it...More
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Not being a Catholic, I have little understanding of the need for relics; however, I do respect their beliefs. Yet this church for some reason housed several bodies of dead people-- Saints? I'm not certain about the one under the white sheets, however, as seen...More
The brick facade of the basilica is unfinished (though the attached brick bell tower is finished). There is a great view of Siena from the basilica steps. The interior has lots of frescoes and paintings. There's a sign board with an description in English.
The basilica has a simple beauty, and serene atmosphere. The art inside will not knock your socks off, but the interior space itself is very beautiful. If you are a fan of sacred architecture, or if you just love all things Italian, don't miss this...More
The Basilica of Santa Mari dei Servi is, I see on the web, rarely noted among the more splendid churches of the Servite Order. We were wandering Siena, out for a long walk last fall and came across this large but othewise unimposing structure. A...More
i was hesitant to go here but we had a pass to go to this and four other places so i used it, it was the last thing i did though. its hard to dislike anything about churches or religion directed buildings for there was...More