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Address: Piazza Santa Chiara, 06081, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 075 812282
06:30 - 12:00
14:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 12:00
14:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Built onto the original Chapel of St. George, this Cathedral is where St....

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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Incredible to see this!

Absolutely gorgeous and filled wih history. Totally worth a visit. The church is beautifully painted and has many objects with religious significance. You can visit the tomb of... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2014
Oaxaca, Mexico
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Absolutely gorgeous and filled wih history. Totally worth a visit. The church is beautifully painted and has many objects with religious significance. You can visit the tomb of Saint Claire, which is a moving experience and learn about her life and works.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Who can ever forget seeing the FAMOUS cross. Be still my heart. Amazing and so well worth the visit. It is everything I dreamed of and more.

1 Thank Eisenwanderer
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

In the main piazza a huge church of Saint Clair...easy to find and with plenty of views ,seating around the piazza bars and eateries..remember girls to take something to cover your shoulders as they can be a touch funny as it's not allowed ...

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I wasn`t knowledgeable about St. Clare so was very glad to be able to see her church and know she was St. Francis`s first convert.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

A simple church but what is holds is so important. Holy relics such as Saint Francis robes and Saint Clare's hair along with the wooden cross under which Saint Francis had his vision which is 800 years old! Can't help but be moved.

1 Thank WitchyYork
High River, Canada
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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

The simple gothic design of this church will make the visit worth it. Not grandiose like the other but it functions as a charity for the poor even to this day.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

While lacking the grandeur and spirit of The St. Francis Bascilica, no trip to Assisi is complete without a stop at the church of St Clare. St Francis and St Clare--sometimes known as Brother Sun and Sister Moon--shared a common mission to minister to the poor and suffering. An example of Italian Gothic architecture, the church contains a number of... More 

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Dublin, California
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Very simplistic but beautiful church! The cross that changed St. Francis life is there and is stunning. Saw her crypt, her robe and even some hair of hers. Very moving to visit this church.

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

if you go to asissi because of saint francis, you should also visit this!!! i learned of saint clara because i went there, but it seemed she is very popular. located in a beautifull plaza with a fantastic view

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

If your going to be in Assisi be sure to make the effort to attend morning Mass here at the Santa Chiara church. Mass times vary but mostly during the week days it's 7am. Ideally try to arrive around 6.45am so as to not miss the cloistered nuns from the Poor Clares and their Gregorian Chant singing. Truly wonderful.

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