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San Pietro in Banchi

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Address: Piazza Banchi, 16123, Genoa, Italy
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Wow, I was amazed to see the the white interiors inside this place. Most decorative church I have seen, never knew something like this existed on a small back road in any other... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Munkhbileg U
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Wow, I was amazed to see the the white interiors inside this place. Most decorative church I have seen, never knew something like this existed on a small back road in any other counties

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is a beautiful little church, built in the 16th century. The exterior, with its now faded frescoes would have been glorious in its day. The outside gives no indication of the treasures within. The walls inside are covered in white marble, while the apse, oh, the apse is stunning and has its fare share of marble with numerous reliefs.... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Surrounded by several bank branches, it is no surprise at all that the foundations of this little church are home of several shops.

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Thank PoliticalAtheist
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

We did not get to go in but it is situated in the Medieval part just behind the Pizza Banchi. Unusual story of how they raised the money to build it by building on top of shops.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We came upon this church as we were shopping - it is in a very good local shopping area. It is a small church, but quite breathtaking - worth a visit.

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Lafayette, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Sadly this small waterfront church is rarely open anymore. Inside are the most unusual angels of any church I've been in. Try to get in if you can catch it open.

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1 Thank gavilan8
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Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We didn't go inside this church, but the Piazza where this is located is quaint and beautiful. They sell old books, music and flowers in the Piazza and we also came across a nice looking sweet stall and cake shop. Plenty of cafes dotted around and worth a visit, be careful of the people selling on the street here. Keep... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

Chiesa di San Pietro in Banchi is located at Piazza Banchi. When exploring the old city of Genoa, we passed this interesting square. Both the square and the church are related to the old trading history and the money exchange stalls under the porticoes of the buildings at the square. Banchi is Italian for bank. The church was built in... More 

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Bermuda
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Reviewed 6 November 2014

It is a small church located in a small piazza that's a short walk from the quay. Whilst small, it is quite ornate on the inside and is worth a visit.

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Thank morfish
Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Small but the inside is dripping with stuff. Standing with your back to the door at the top of the entrance steps looking over the small courtyard area gives some idea, l guess, as to what it might have looked like 400 odd years ago. Those going to the church would have had just this view when leaving: and they... More 

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