Chiesa dei Francescani
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periandro
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg9,852 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
The Franciscan church in Bolzano is a nice and interesting church. The entrance to the temple is under a portico supported by five square columns with doric inspiration capitals. The portico has a slant roof covered with Arabic tiles. It's a nice element of the church outer part.
It's a gothic style church with four naves. The two side aisles closer to the central nave are lower and narrower than the latter. The fourth one finds itself on the far right hand side of the central nave as one enters the temple. This one is even lower, shorter and narrower than the other two side aisles. There are in this fourth aisle several side chapels. The columns separating the central nave from the side aisles are very tall, what makes one have the feeling of grandiosity. The vaults are ribbed ones, typical of the gothic style, with the exception of that of the fourth aisle.
The chancel is very deep, so accentuating the aforesaid feeling of grandiosity. In the apse, the stained glass windows are very nice but of recent manufacture. Hanging from the center of the chancel vault there is a majestic crucifix, which outlines the austerity of the lieu.
All over the church interior and particularly in the side chapels there are marvellous paintings and sculptures. In this regard, a statue representing St. Joseph and a painting depicting as the crucial characters the Virgin and the Child are outstanding.
The church has a cloister with frescoes in some of its walls. It's a gorgeous place, where peacefulness can be felt. The fact of walking along that cloister or sitting there for a while is very relaxing and something which I would recommend to do.
Therefore, taking the foregoing into consideration, it's obvious that the visit to the church concerned is something which shouldn't be missed while in Bolzano.
Written 23 August 2023
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Judy F
Basking Ridge, NJ233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I love the interesting style and paintings that are uniques to each church enjoy the walls, the statues and the beauty
Written 12 September 2022
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,176 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
A church originally built in the Gothic period, it was severely damaged during WWII. After the war it was reconstructed, but all the original frescoes were lost.
Today, it looks like a modern church, with beautiful stained glass windows beneath the main altar.

The most stunning piece of art here is the main altarpiece.
There is also a beautiful cloister, but it was closed when I visited.
Written 20 October 2020
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands3,155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Franciscan Church and adjacent Monastery date back to the beginning of the 14th century. It is one of the few churches of its time, which shows the gothic signs.
The famous 'Klocker Altar'was erected around 1500; it's a Christmas altar designed to illustrate to the beholder the miracle of the Incarnation of Christ. Mary and Joseph kneel before the divine child. The wooden altar was banished to the attic for centuries and was not re-erected by the monks until the 19th century.
The walls of the church are almost empty.
One of the few fresco paintings, created around 1500, represents an absolute art historical rarity, the university culture in a church.
The 14th-century cloister is adorned with Gothic frescoes and 18th-century paintings.
Written 29 October 2019
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vessi80
North Lanarkshire, UK1,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This was my last stop on a Monday afternoon tour of some of the city's fine churches.
'The best until last' . Personally true. Open daily from 10 until 5.30pm and from 2.30pm on Sundays.
Minutes away from the very fragrant but hot and busy Piazza Erbe, is complete cool, complete cloistered calm.
The exterior wall and large trees are the first clue. Fantastic stained glass. A knockout of a Klocker altar (visit the Civic Museum to see his famous religious sculpture). Fine Frescoes and huge paintings depicting the saint's life.
Sublime !
Written 7 August 2019
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Shelleyash
San Diego, CA1,921 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Kind of out of the way of most of the tourist attractions. It seemed deserted and I’m glad we took a chance on it. It was really peaceful. There is a courtyard to walk around and you can enjoy the frescos that art painted all the way around as well as the arched ceilings. The chapel has gorgeous stained glass windows!
Written 15 April 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
The Franciscan Friary, originally built during the 13th century, however, its present form is mostly from the 14th century. It was bombed during WWII and thus partly rebuilt, losing many of its interior frescoes. It features a nice Gothic altar by Hans Klocker, and a really nice Gothic cloister from the 14th century with many frescoes still intact
Written 19 February 2019
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Mike M
Harrow, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Located in heart of Bolzano, just off the main shopping trek. It was delightfully quiet ...don't be put off by "closed doors" - unlocked.
Inside is a beautifully light church of antiquity with some modern.
Written 13 November 2018
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PJandSJ
Matlock, UK1,266 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This church, very close to the town centre, has a light, open aspect which is very pleasing. The stained-glass windows are simple yet beautiful, and it’s a delightful place to visit.
Written 29 October 2018
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seaholley
West Sussex, UK181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit, lovely stained glass and sublime cloisters, very different from the Cathedral.
Written 26 July 2018
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