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Not just another church

Prepare to be wowed by overkill. It is as if the priest went overboard with the order form. There... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lorrilux
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Hamden, CT
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Stunning baroque church

A must see in Mazara dell Vello. The inside is beautifully decorated in the elaborate baroque... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
MkTrekker
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Olympia, WA
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Via Monsigliore La Cava | Mazara del Vallo, 91026 Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Prepare to be wowed by overkill. It is as if the priest went overboard with the order form. There are enough statues and paintings to fill 3 churches. Don't miss the catacombs downstairs, although there are no mouldering bodies. What a wonderful thing to find...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

A must see in Mazara dell Vello. The inside is beautifully decorated in the elaborate baroque style. It's not what I'd put in my house, but it sure is marvelous to look at. Check out the little model museum next door for a perfect model...More

Thank MkTrekker
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The church of San Francisco is absolutely beautiful inside. The outside looks like any other Sicilian church but the inside is beautiful beyond description. You must see this place.

1  Thank CoachLo
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting the town then this is a must see. The inside is an amazing visual feast with ornate decoration and a marble alter exquisitely carved in the 16th century.

Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Slightly eerie, but fascinating ll the same. You actually feel you're stepping back in time. Free entry.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We didn't have long to spend in this lovely church but, like so many churches in Sicily, it is well worth seeing.

Thank Betty F
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

the church of san francesco is very well decorated in Baroque style. You can watch the tombs downstairs. To bad they are all cleaned out en no longer original. If you pay a tip you are guided too de backyard (that is not well maintained)....More

1  Thank jeroen w
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This has to he a must see. The place is crammed with painted carvings, with almost every square inch covered with something. Just sit and be amazed.

Thank Stuart_Donald
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I am a sucker for baroque churges and this one does not let you down. Quite simply it is beautiful no matter where you look. Not only is there no fee for this but there is an exhibition next door of models of different churches....More

Thank usacobbler
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The murals on the ceiling are worth the visit. This is a lovely old church and an oasis of calm from the busy streets.

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