Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, Monte Sant'Angelo
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An underground church and sanctuary set in an old fortress, Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo still operates today. The sanctuary itself is inside a cave: church members will remind you to explore quietly. The hall is decorated with objects and artwork devoted to Saint Michael. Be careful when climbing the steps leading to the church, as they can be a bit rocky and difficult to navigate. If you want to attend a service, check online for the church’s schedule. Our Monte Sant'Angelo trip builder makes visiting Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo and other Monte Sant'Angelo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • one of the sacred places of ancient pellegreniggi, I've always heard about but didn't feel that strong spirituality of this place ... call believers to visit .... the Eucharistic Celebration in the cave is very important ... it seems to go back in time ...
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  • This singular place since the sixth century is attended by many pilgrims who come from afar to venerate the Archangel which according to tradition appeared to the Bishop of Siponto in a natural cave Hill Gargano. Around this large Cave of the apparition is built the shrine with a wonderful façade surmounted by sculpted lunettes double entry, and one octagonal Bell Tower similar to the towers of Castel del Monte. The Atrium above several flights of stairs to invoice and monumental size lead into the b ACE to the Church itself and along the way there are inscriptions of the ancient pilgrims, a newsstand with the statue of the Virgin Mary and a Baroque baroque portal. From here through two large doors in bronze of the middle ages you enter the nave with Baroque altar of the Blessed Sacrament in the cadastre in white stone. To the right of the entrance before the great natural cave which develops the Church, the altar dedicated to Saint Frances of Assisi, with the stone on which the healthy poor man would put his face on a visit to this holy place. In the cave over the Royal throne, the altars of St. Peter, Crucifixion and Madonna, all under marble columns, one sees the kiosks supported by cd. pozzillo with a statue of the Archangel of stone and then the main altar with the episcopal see in antique stone and white marble statue of the old testament Angel attributed to glad hand of Canoe. Significant also the chapel of the relics with beautiful cross reliquary in silver and rhinestones of Frederick II. Remarkable also the crypt with the remains of stone and the Museum that collects artifacts and evidence of an ancient faith.
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  • Very solemn place with a nice ambiance. Lots of insight into the history of the town and it's devotion to the Archangel Michael
  • Lovely shrine to visit. The rector took us into the lower part of the cave where the first chapel was.
  • A personal and amazing experience for myself and my family. Worth the hair raising drive up the mountain.
  • Beautiful shrine, rich in history, surrounded by the lush Gargano hills and amazing views of the sea from the nearby village.
  • Nothing to say, I m without words