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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

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Address: Lungarno Gambacorti, 56100, Pisa, Italy
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+39 050 910350

Located on the bank of the Arno River, this church is Pisa's finest example...

Located on the bank of the Arno River, this church is Pisa's finest example of Gothic fancy.

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Hidden in plain sight !

I have visited Pisa on many occasions and this place completely passed me by. Thank you to TripAdvisor reviewers who pointed me there. Sadly, it wasn't a "public" time or day but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular little chapel on the river. We really only walked along to fill time but this was prettier than I expected and worth a visit.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited Pisa on many occasions and this place completely passed me by. Thank you to TripAdvisor reviewers who pointed me there. Sadly, it wasn't a "public" time or day but the external views present a gothic masterpiece. Will definitely plan to go inside next time.

Thank PeteSag356
Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Many people visit Pisa to see the Piazza dei Miracoli, but they forget to visit some of the other beautiful sites in Pisa. This little gem is not open often, but when it is, it is worth a quick little visit. Gorgeous and well-maintained.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Small Gothic church next to river Arno Original architecture Found it on way back to the railway station Its so interesting walking and finding places like this

Thank davethedrill
Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Witness beautiful Italian architecture in this Duomo, situated along the river...one of the few sights in Pisa away from the Piazza della Miracoli, The Chiesa Di Santa Maria is definitely worth a visit while strolling along the river bank.

Thank Larry M
Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

It is a very small but beautiful church by the river in Pisa. I found it by luck while trying to reach the the leaning tower. Unfortunately it was closed but I guess it might be worth a visit.

Thank Joana V
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

During our Pisa sightseeing we found amazing piece of architectural art Chesa Di Santa Maria della Spina. This small chapel is beautiful with many sculptures on the walls.

Thank Daniel G
Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

You can't miss this unassuming chapel beside the river with its beautiful architecture and unique story - makes for a photogenic moment beside the river particularly during sunset.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Walking along beside the River Arno, I just happened to see this very beautiful little church but closed & I went back another day to see the inside which was well worth visiting - basically a simple space, i.e. no seats, but architecturally interesting & worth photographs.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Aside the river in Pisa, this small little church is a marvel, with excellent carved stone decorations and not very knows to the tourists.

Thank Sergio_Nogueira

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