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Unique church

I loved the unique striped facade and it was carried through to the inside of the church. The... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
New Providence, New Jersey
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Pleasant village church

I love visiting churches mainly to admire the architecture and décor. This one was no... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Perth, Australia
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Piazza don Giovanni Minzoni, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 817505
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We stayed in Monterosso a month and attended services at San Giovanni Battista each Sunday. It was really nice to join the locals in worship, and there were also special events at the church throughout the week, including a concert. The church has survived various...More

2  Thank rebeccacharlene
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This church dominates the lower part of Monterosso, with its striped motif, and solid construction. The clock seems to be on time, so I guess its well maintained. The interior is worth a short visit, it is neither austere or ornate, but it speaks for...More

1  Thank CanmoreFunkyDude
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pretty church built in the Pisane style with a stripped façade and simple interior. It is worth a quick visit. It shares a small piazza with Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis.

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I loved the unique striped facade and it was carried through to the inside of the church. The church is very nice inside and worth walking in and taking it in.

Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Always surprised & this one was no different. It had the unusual facade of white marble with black stripes of serpentine, I believe. Style was described as Genoese Gothic. The bell tower, in medieval times, was the 'watch tower'. A devastating flood in 2011 did...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

I love visiting churches mainly to admire the architecture and décor. This one was no exception. Of key interest, though, was information on the floods and the impact of those on the church. They've certainly done a good job of bringing it back to its...More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 10 August 2018

In this quit place, my thought drowns, feelings of freedom of life; it has splendid striped facade, construct with white stone and green serpentine from a local quarry and is adorned by a beautiful rose window, in Gothic style. The ancient church of San Cristofero,...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 30 July 2018

My wife, two children and I went to Sunday mass at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista in Monterosso al Mare in July 2018. The church provided a little prayer book in Italian and it was interesting to say "Our Father" in Italian. The altar and...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We visited this church during our stop in Monterosso. I love the stripes in the churches in the cinque terre! This church is small, but worth a short stop.

Thank SraMcRoth
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Lovely Church free to visit, just off the main square in the old Town. Rosone attributed to Pietro da Campiglio. Also has a 15th Century bell tower. Pretty place.

Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is a nice little church that felt warm and inviting. We found the founding date 1307 on one of the marble columns. There's also an equally old wooden carved statue of St. Anthony. The façade had no marble, but a painted stripe look of...More

Thank Fredsviews
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This is a nice church, good location, inviting atmosphere. We went in and walked around. Can also sit down and think. It nice but not over the top.

Thank phelpsusa
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