Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria

Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Pisa

Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria

Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,371 contributions
Stained Glass Windows
Feb 2020 • Solo
This small church is located at the far end of Piazza Martiri della Liberta. The impressive Gothic facade contains numerous while marble columns with an intricately designed spoke-like focal point. The interior is sparsely decorated and cold. There are several large stained glass windows near the altar. The large paintings were quite dark in their composition, made more difficult to see with the little light inside the church. Worth a visit for quiet contemplation without distractions.
Written 15 February 2020
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James G
Birkenhead, UK447 contributions
Worth a visit,quieter than the main tourist sites.
Apr 2019 • Couples
Beautiful and historic old church on a quiet square.No entrance fee but we paid to light a few candles.Very few other visitors.
Written 23 April 2019
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
Beautiful Gothic facade
Sep 2018 • Couples
The Gothic church was built in the second half of the 13th century, ordered by Saint Dominic for the friars of his order. It has a magnificent facade made of white and grey marble with Gothic loggias and the central rose window in the upper part. The interior was renovated in the 18th century, after a fire, and hosts several very interesting paintings and sculptures, worth visiting.
Written 15 October 2018
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Drinaaa
Marsascala, Malta36 contributions
A very quiet place to visit
Oct 2017 • Couples
A smaller church compared to the duomo but has this charm one can admire. It is a bit dimmed from inside, quiet, clean and very good place to rest, meditate or pray. Really good energy
Written 3 September 2018
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redhead1015
Tampa, FL130 contributions
Try to see this unique church
Jul 2018 • Solo
While this church does not appear (to me) to be it full original glory, it has an amazing interior. I had a little difficulty finding it, I would recommend a good detailed map.
Written 27 July 2018
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Small but very nice
Jun 2018 • Couples
Not only the beautiful facade, but the interior frescos are worth to see. From outside most probably you don't realize how big it is. Nice glass windows.
Written 19 July 2018
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia9,589 contributions
A must visit - bigger than you think
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is the sweetest church from the outside, but wow, when you enter it's enormous - and mostly empty. Historically, it is mentioned for the first time in 1211, then associated with a hospital. The current edifice was built between 1251 and 1300, commissioned by Saint Dominic himself, and entrusted to the friars of his order The church is known from the early XIII century, but structure now visible and the convent were built after a grant to the Dominicans. The facade, completed in the first half of the XIV century is decorated with marble in bi-colored bands and several orders of arches; busts of saints frame the rose window.

In 1320, Simone Martini executed for this church the Saint Catherine of Alexandria Polyptych, one of his best known works. The painting has been moved to the San Matteo Museum in Pisa.

We were blessed that a man was playing the organ while there which made the whole experience that much more enjoyable. That along with the crypts we found it a cool respite from the sun but also a touching experience.

Wheelchair friendly.
Written 30 April 2018
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siddhi261
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia441 contributions
Small church
Sep 2017 • Friends
It's a beautiful small church located in the Piazza . It has beautiful paintings on the walls and the ceilings
Written 30 November 2017
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SaltPepperAndSpice
Hampshire, UK31 contributions
Out of the rain
Oct 2017 • Family
If it rains in Pisa, look out for churches for a sit down and shelter. Santa Caterina is unusually bare and with no lighting but with a huge far away window it has a special atmosphere.
Written 28 October 2017
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Ron S
New York City, NY4,685 contributions
Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
Apr 2017 • Couples
Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria is a small church built in the 13th century and located about half a mile to the east of the Cathedral of Pisa. It has beautiful stained glass windows.
Written 5 June 2017
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