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Chiesa di San Francesco

Via Carlo Alberto, 46, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
+39 079 979258
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Beautiful church

Lovely church in the old town with cloisters fro the religious order who lived there, A great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
Worth dropping in

It won't take long, it's more interesting than some of the other churches in Alghero. The statue... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“old town” (11 reviews)
“worth a visit” (5 reviews)
Via Carlo Alberto, 46, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
+39 079 979258
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely church in the old town with cloisters fro the religious order who lived there, A great example of Gothic- Catalan architecture dating back to the 14th century. It is worth a visit to this historical monument.

Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It won't take long, it's more interesting than some of the other churches in Alghero. The statue on left of main nave of Jesus in chains is most interesting. Cloisters are always good.

Thank KilianPaul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful building. Free entrance but they do not open exactly when they say they will. They opened half an hour later than it said but it was lovely to have a look around. They ask for donations. They do evening concerts in the summer but...More

Thank MaryG47
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Nice church in the old Alghero center, the cloister with its columns is very interesting and the marble altar .

Thank massimoswitz
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The church itself is not fancy. Not surprising given who lived there and the re simple way of life. It does have a beautiful tiled roof.

Thank dcfiread
Reviewed 15 October 2016

As churches go, this one is pretty, but nothing extraordinary. It is a nice break, an oasis in the middle of the bustling city.

Thank Alfred V
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We spent quite some time in the church, sitting to take everything in and walking round to see the various chapels and statues. The best part was the cloisters where you can walk round as the monks did in the 15th century. A very peaceful...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

As you walk through old town Alghero it is worthwhile to take a break and visit the Franciscan Church. It is relatively plain as far as churches go, in accordance with the Franciscans pledge of poverty. The facility exudes a sense of Tranquility and peace.

1  Thank robertmaster123
Reviewed 13 May 2016

the old town is quaint and although it could also be mesmerisingly beautiful, it isn't. Such a pitty, maybe because it's not a tourist hub yet. Could do with some cleaning and planting, needs green and colourful flowers but thats just my opinion.

Thank skylerjohnson175
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Chiesa di San Francesco is a nice oldchurch and monastery right at the centre of the historic town of Alghero.

Thank carolineenwillem
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