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Chiesa di San Francesco

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Address: Via Carlo Alberto, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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A beautiful church

We spent quite some time in the church, sitting to take everything in and walking round to see the various chapels and statues. The best part was the cloisters where you can walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

As churches go, this one is pretty, but nothing extraordinary. It is a nice break, an oasis in the middle of the bustling city.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We spent quite some time in the church, sitting to take everything in and walking round to see the various chapels and statues. The best part was the cloisters where you can walk round as the monks did in the 15th century. A very peaceful place. Don't miss it.

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martinsville, nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

As you walk through old town Alghero it is worthwhile to take a break and visit the Franciscan Church. It is relatively plain as far as churches go, in accordance with the Franciscans pledge of poverty. The facility exudes a sense of Tranquility and peace.

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Province of Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

the old town is quaint and although it could also be mesmerisingly beautiful, it isn't. Such a pitty, maybe because it's not a tourist hub yet. Could do with some cleaning and planting, needs green and colourful flowers but thats just my opinion.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Chiesa di San Francesco is a nice oldchurch and monastery right at the centre of the historic town of Alghero.

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Prague
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The church and cloister and really old and you will find it really calming. Part of the cloister is a hotel where we stayed 5 nights...

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Best church in Alghero old town. Easy to find. Very peaceful cloister.Free entry but check opening times before visiting any churches as opening times vary.

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Southern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is also a church with plenty of details (check my photos). Many photos posted to this site are from the additional space, the charming cloister consisting of two rows of round arches. The time I visited this church at that area there were plenty of chairs in the in the middle of the patio. A wedding ceremony had just... More 

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Targu Neamt, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Original Catalan-Gothic parts can be seen over the high altar, the presbytery chapels and the San Sacramento Chapel. The bell tower is from the first half of the 16th century.

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Targu Neamt, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Original Catalan-Gothic parts can be seen over the high altar, the presbytery chapels and the San Sacramento Chapel. The bell tower is from the first half of the 16th century.

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