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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

Lungarno Gambacorti, 56100, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 910350
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Located on the bank of the Arno River, this church is Pisa's finest example of Gothic fancy.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“arno river” (14 reviews)
“small church” (6 reviews)
Lungarno Gambacorti, 56100, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 910350
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Reviewed 1 week ago

an interesting little church this with a long history. gothic in style it was built to hold a relic, a thorn said to come from Christ's crown of thorns. originally built further down the river, on lower ground, and moved to its current spot to...More

Thank JFergo
Reviewed 24 July 2017

what an absolutely small but glorious church - especially outside ! it just looks like an overdone wedding cake but close up there is just so much to see and admire - the stone work is absolutely beautiful ! even inside which is not as...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

A church in the middle of town we saw while walking back to our lodging. Interesting architecture and history.

Thank roxannec343
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A very beautiful little church on the borders of the Arno. Don't expect anything greats, but enjoy the nice statues en especially the ceiling

Thank VKees
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A bit deceptive, BEAUTIFUL little chapel from the outside, but if you pay the 2€ to look inside you will find...well, nothin'! The crown of thorns relic has long gone and so it basically an very small empty, nondescript chapel. Stay outside and save yourself...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The church is beautiful from the outside and has an interesting history which can be found on a plaque outside the door of the church. Entrance is currently (June 2017) €2, in which you get another information board, and can see an art exhibition. At...More

1  Thank Tim Y
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This church is sat by the side of the river and looks like it's just been plonked there! It is very clean and fancy but looks out of place sat there all by itself!

Thank tinylass
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

It's a nice little church right next to the river. It's used to display art exhibitions now so it cost me €2 to go inside. The exhibit was pretty weird. The architecture is beautiful and very intricate. I enjoyed the inside but the outside is...More

Thank Candice C
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a very pretty, very little, church on the banks of the Arno river in the centre of Pisa. The intricate decoration of the exterior is worth stopping to admire. The interior is less elaborate but well worth a look too when it is...More

Thank zadunajska8
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Worth a visit inside this beautiful building. Lucky enough to get in without a queue, so timing is essential.

Thank Nicole S
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