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Basilica di Santa Chiara

Piazza Santa Chiara, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812282
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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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Hours Today: 06:30 - 12:00, 14:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Piazza Santa Chiara, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 812282
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful but simple sanctuary reflective of St. Clare and her life. Having forsaken the well-to-do heritage of her parents, she gave her life to Christ having been influenced by St. Francis. It's a beautiful medieval structure with a museum of some of...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall this basilica has a wonderfull architecture and facade with white lines and red ones and gleams in the sunshine; a sobriety of construction, and aso inside; there is a nice crypte to visit.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large and still with finesse. Even with Holy Communion one feels close to the altar. It impresses me even more when the are nuns, clarisse or groups of women come to pray there.

Thank fvanhulsen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

majestic os what you think when you are in front of one of the holiest place in Umbria and Italy... silence, peace is in the air... you will feel better once there... you will lov eit

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you make a day trip to Assisi, please see this!! More popularly known in English as the Basilica of St Clare, it houses the remains of the saint (who founded the order of nuns known as the Poor Clares). It is a beautiful church,...More

Thank Alex280546
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Completely in awe of this beautiful place. Beautiful views from the outside of Assisi. Free entry...

Thank usacc
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in Assisi then this is a must. Apart from the church itself, which is beautiful, there is the crypt of Santa Chiara (St. Claire). A hallowed place, and a quiet place for contemplation. The chapel is also beautiful. And the broad paved...More

Thank Lene-Bappa
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Another beautiful church in this small town. Very knowledgable local guide provided by tour company, Globus.

Thank jcloud44
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Most people come to Assisi because of San Francesco, but the 'story' of Santa Chiara is at least as fascinating. The church built in her honour is a marvellous religious building. Remember to visit the crypt and enjoy the architecture of the place.

Thank Ulrikb_123
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I do love this basilica. Its very simple compared to S. Francesco, but that's really what I found charming about it. It was beautiful in its simplicity and quite. If you like relics, there are plenty here that belonged to both Santa Chiara and San...More

Thank MorganLewisKhan
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18 April 2016|
Response from Marzia C |
The flow of people is quite smooth , calculates that there is much difference between weekends and weekdays being such a place of faith
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