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Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo

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Address: Via Reale Basilica | Sanktuarium świętego Michala Aniola, 71037 Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0884 561150
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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We had a beautiful week enjoying the San Michele Arcangel Cave, it 's a beautiful place you can feel peace, we stayed in palace San Michelle hotel and enjoyed the food in IL Corso... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Descend into history where pilgrims walked to touch and sense a place purported to have experienced sightings of the Archangels. Whatever you believe or don't, this experience is worth the steps into a time forgotten. ( a lift is available - ask). Entering a cave that is home to relics and altars from the Middle Ages, one finds a quiet... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if u visit with a car in San Giovanni Rotondo - just try to visit the sanctuary of the Archangel Michael - 20 minutes drive- the sanctuary is just in the entrance to the village - the church is an interesting building and a story- a nice road lead to the village- there is few Cafe & restaurants next to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful week enjoying the San Michele Arcangel Cave, it 's a beautiful place you can feel peace, we stayed in palace San Michelle hotel and enjoyed the food in IL Corso restaurant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We aren't religious, so this wasn't a pilgrimage, but it's still an interesting historical building underground that incorporates the sacred cave. We were surprised to find it a much easier walk down (and back up) a large staircase, compared to the description in some other reviews here. The museums on site have limited opening, so check before visiting if that's... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

It's unique blend of beauty, history, and architecture place San Michele in my personal top ten travel experiences. Descent into the grotto church is steep and arduous, not for the impaired. The reward is a place of worship and succor that ingrains the devotion to religion as a refuge from peril. It is a challenge to leave our present materialistic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing place, peaceful. You can feel God over there. If you want find your way in your life you must go there. Definitely I will be back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

On entering at ground level you progress down a long flight of steps, seeming to go back in time. Finally after a decent of some three floors there is a short flight of steps up into The Sanctuary, and it is wonderful. The cave, for that is what it once must have been, exudes an aura of peace and tranquility.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Beautiful and rare complex in a beautiful town. Definitely a must see if you are visiting the Gargano area. The drive to Mone Sant'Angelo from the Mattinata side is also very beautiful with some great views of the coastline.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Santuario during a mesa. It was very impressive with a cave full of people singing in unison. Be prepared to walk a lot of stairs up and down. They had a small elevator with long lines.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The grotto was amazing to be in. My family and I assisted a mass there. It was very wonderful to be inside such a sanctify place.

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