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Basilica di Santa Chiara

Piazza Santa Chiara, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812282
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Built onto the original Chapel of St. George, this Cathedral is where St. Clare of Assisi was buried in a crypt in 1872.
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Piazza Santa Chiara, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a beautiful July morning in Assisi. This is a place of simplicity and faith. The vault holding Santa Chiara requires respect and reverence and offers time for reflection on faith. She was a girl who overcame much to serve God. If you...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This church is well worth a visit when in Assisi. The artworks are amazing and a must see is the cross that St. Francis prayed in front of.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outside of this church will draw your attention. And many go to see the baptismal font where both St. Francis and St. Clare were baptized. But you should go just to see JPII honored inside.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

There are so many churches in Assisi & most of them are amazing . This one is dedicated to St Clare who was a follower of St Francis of Assisi and the founder of the order of Poor Ladies. The church also contains the remains...More

Thank Phil570
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Beautiful! The view from St. Clare is stunning. I learned so much about St Clare. There is a wonderful collection of relics as well.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This is a somewhat modest church, but beautiful. The remains of St Clare are in the crypt down some steps. Don’t miss.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

To be honest, I had not know the story of St. Clare and I am enriched to know it now. Peace and tranquility abound.

Thank MSW625
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Construction on this Basilica started in 1257 and the “flying arches” on either side of the church characterize the church. The stonework is done in alternating bands of pink and white stone, quarried from nearby Mount Subasio. The interior design is of a single nave...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We were disappointed that Claire was all but absent from the Basilica of Saint Francis. But strolling uphill we pleasantly surprised to run across the Bailica of Saint Claire, with a display of her robe and other artifacts from her life. The church closes from...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This was a good visit to the Church of Saint Chiara. The church is more simple compare to St. Frances. Nevertheless, it’s still a great visit.

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The flow of people is quite smooth , calculates that there is much difference between weekends and weekdays being such a place of faith
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