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Basilica di Santa Chiara

Closed Now: 06:30 - 12:00, 14:00 - 19:00
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Built onto the original Chapel of St. George, this Cathedral is where St. Clare of Assisi was buried in a crypt in 1872.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Piazza Santa Chiara, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812282
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Reviewed today via mobile

The city of Assisi is a gem Inspired by St Francis whom we all learnt about this and the other churches in town are visual delights. Recommended

Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Saint Clare is truly venerated in this place. Her tomb is there as well as many relics. The interior of the church is rather austere but her presence is everywhere.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful but surprisingly simple church . St Clare was a friend of St Francis. We attended 5.30pm mass which was in Italian, of course. However that didn’t matter as it was a beautiful experience. We had visited the crypt earlier in the...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The basilica is in the centre of the old town of Assisi and is definitely on the must visit list for this fascinating medieval city. It is an attractive building both inside and externally and wasn't too busy mid week. Points of interest were well...More

1  Thank Alanthebairn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Basilica di Santa Chiara was built between 1257 and 1265 ain Gothic style. The church is named after Santa Chiara, a friend and protégée of Franciscus. She has founded the Poor Women of San Damiano, an order that today has thousands of members. The...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is in a nice location with a good view of the valley. Inside it is rather plain for an Italian church. We didn't go to the crypt

Thank bigtyke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a cathedrale so nice and specially the cribs so luxuary with different colors of marble what a city to visit

Thank Jean-Paul D
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We attend St. Clare church in the US and it was wonderful to visit the inspiration. St. Clare has a very inspirations story and it was great to see where she served. I had heard that her church wasn’t worth the walk, but I disagree...More

Thank maretx01
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The Chapel in which hangs the crucifix from St Damiano is the most extraordinary place. It is possible to feel transported back in time to when the Poor Clare’s meditated befor this cross. The church is beautiful but the Chapel is deeply spiritual.

Thank 69marianf
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The view from the front fo the basilica is spectacular and the basiclica itself is just amazingly beautiful. The interior is interesting, but for me, the exterior is the must see.

Thank Lise Søe J
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17 April 2016|
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Response from z0ff |
The church opens at 6:30. The Bonnie's mass are 6:45-7:15 and then the pastor shows up. Sit in the left side of the church so you can see more of the nonnes behind the gitter.