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“Beautiful little church” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina
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Owner description: Located on the bank of the Arno River, this church is Pisa's finest example of Gothic fancy.
Ruthin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Beautiful little church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Lovely from the outside but sadly was not open when we were there. Lots of the statues are actually in the museum near San Matteo church the opposite side of the river

Visited May 2014
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“Make sure you at least drive by!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

This tiny church was closed when we were there but the sight is still amazing -- like a miniature of one of the great churches. Most interesting point: it was disassembled stone by stone and reconstructed 3 meters (?) higher along the Arno to preserve it from flooding. It's one of those unusual places that will stay with you!

Visited April 2014
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Los Angeles
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“On The Way to the Leaning Tower...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Imagine my surprise and delight to come upon this gorgeous little church sitting right on the side of the Arno River! I had not read about this church, and was not able to enter, but feasted my eyes instead on the incredible Gothic architecture. Whether or not you're able to go in, take a moment to admire the asymmetrical windows and just drink in the beauty of this little charmer by the sea.

Visited March 2014
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Fife, United Kingdom
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“Lovely exterior, but interior closed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

This beautiful little chapel, on one bank of the River Arno, was built to house what was believed to be one of the thorns from Christ's crown of thorns. The road has to depart from the river bank to go round it, so it's easy to veiw the exterior, but we were disappointed that it was closed & there was no information to indiacte when it might be open.

Visited October 2013
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porto venere, Italia
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“exquisite classic pisan gothic church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

The exquisite church of Santa Maria della Spina is one of the prettiest fairy-tale churches in Italy.
Designed in classic Pisan Gothic style, the building dates back to 1230, with Gothic enlargements in the 1350s. Originally, the building sat close to the river, and it was moved up to its present site on the riverside walkway in 1871.
The interior is less ornate than the fanciful exterior. Santa Maria della Spina is rebuilt into the promenade wall lining the River Arno. On the opposite side of the river to the Piazza dei Miracoli, it is around 800 m (half a mile) from the station

Visited October 2013
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