Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina
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Located on the bank of the Arno River, this church is Pisa's finest example of Gothic fancy.
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Alien W
716 contributions
Apr 2023
A lovely small church along the river. You cannot miss it when passing the bridge to the leaning tower.
Written 10 April 2023
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Sam
Washington DC, DC11,997 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Beautiful small church by the river on the way to central Pisa. Has a Chapel vibe. Worth visiting and taking pictures too
Written 13 October 2022
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G.B.
871 contributions
Sep 2021
This little church is certainly surprising because of its location (it's not often you see a church positioned along a river). The gothic ornaments and the anomalous position for a church make it a curiosity not to be missed. Moreover, a thorn from the crown of thorns was kept here.
Written 11 November 2021
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,813 contributions
Jun 2021
a funny and completely overdone piece on the riverside, just worth a short stop when strolling along the Arno banks.
Written 12 June 2021
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bruno l
Paris, France825 contributions
Aug 2020
After the magnificence of the Camposanto, this lovely church looks incredibly small. It is located along the river, and used to be right by it before they decided to elevate it in order to preserve it from floods. The detailed decoration of the building is quite remarkable
Unfortunately we could not go inside as the visiting times are quite limited.
Written 25 October 2020
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Martin K
Leeds, UK99 contributions
Oct 2020
Santa Maria della Spina church. Gothic architectural exemplar from XIV century, situated at the banks of Arno river. The name of the church allegedly derives from a relict that is kept within – a spike from the Jesus Christ crown-of-thorns. Unfortunately we were not able to get inside as due to Covid-19 church is currently closed.
Written 10 October 2020
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francien2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,080 contributions
Aug 2020
The Holy Mary of the spine offers a great inside to mediaeval mankind. The building itself is devoted to one thorn..
Allegedly this was a thorn of the crown of Christ himself. But we will never know. The place has an exhibition on display demonstrating that the chips of wood allegedly belonging to the cross are enough to lay a railway track. Interesting to visit. And not hard to find.
Written 5 October 2020
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Travelingjohn123
Peterlee, UK2,397 contributions
Aug 2020
Beautiful little mini church on the banks of the river. The church was closed when we walked past but was wonderfully ornate and picturesque with amazing details on the carvings.
Written 19 August 2020
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David
Oxford, UK1,523 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Both or the times I passed by the inside of this small church was closed. However, the exterior is definitely worth looking at. The stonework is ornate. Now that the city of Pisa has grown up around this church, it appears in a somewhat incongruous position.

Worth stopping by to look at.
Written 17 August 2020
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Jean R
Namur, Belgium723 contributions
Nov 2019
We hit upon this gem of a church, sited at the riverside. It has free access and is definitely worth a visit, inside and outside due to the magnificent sculptures adorning the walls.
Written 6 March 2020
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