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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Very impressive, beautiful and peaceful space.

The sanctuary is build deep in the ground. You can really feel the presence of spirituality here. Go if you can. Beware of opening and closing times. They close for long... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mount Pearl, Canada
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Mount Pearl, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The sanctuary is build deep in the ground. You can really feel the presence of spirituality here. Go if you can. Beware of opening and closing times. They close for long lunch periods.

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the underground church and found that we were in the middle of the celebration of mass. Although I have no specific religious belief, I found the combination of the service and the natural location to be very moving.

Thank Chris P
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Santuario is located underground and is a beautiful underground grotto. I believe that it is handicap accessible, but we took the stairs, and it was was well worth the effort, as there are beautiful frescos that have been, and are being restored on the walls as you descend. The Sanctuary is a marvel carved into the stone, and a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 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 

1 Thank Elaine L
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 

Thank Ram.dr. D
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 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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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
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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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 

1 Thank Mike K
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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

2 Thank TomekC1
Martina Franca, Italy
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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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