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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  • In the heart of Monte Sant'Angelo, from outside the sanctuary appears as a "normal" Church, but once you cross the threshold the surprise is great: instead of being in front of the naves of the building dedicated to Archangel Michael, are the flights of stairs leading down, overall carved into the rock. Architectural and natural elements intersect to form something unique, and well we can understand how this shrine is since centuries a place of pilgrimage and devotion. The renovation of the place is very good with a wide range of multimedia documentation that explains the origins of the complex and the history of the local community. A visit worth the effort to climb the steep bends towards Monte Sant'Angelo
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  • Tell the sanctuary of san michele is easy, it is the place of worship of Archangel Prince of the Catholic Church, is the defender of good against evil, is the dam against the proud and evil.
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  • A sanctuary of extraordinary artistic beauty but above all spiritual, it is impossible not to be fascinated and captivated by the atmosphere of great faith that you breathe, this truly is the gate of heaven and the House of St Michael the Archangel on Earth, must see!! The sacred cave will leave you strong emotions and angelic presence will accompany you even out of there. ...
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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