Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, Monterosso al Mare

(4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Discover the historical and artistic treasures of Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco. The 17th-century building has undergone many changes over history, with its final restoration dating back to 1894. Enter the church and gaze upon the wooden altar. See the famous work of art "Crucifixion" whose creator is considered to be Anthony van Dyck, as well as other works from Cambiaso and Strozzi. Take a turn around the church and you will see the castle ruins which serve as a cemetery today. Work out when and for how long to visit Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco and other Cinque Terre attractions using our handy Cinque Terre trip builder.
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  • This is a great place to get wonderful views and away from the crowds that are all over Cinque Terra. 
  • The small church that stands on the hill that separates the two neighbourhoods of the village is a gem with a great view and also very interesting from an artistic point of view in fact conserves precious works of art such as the Christ of Bernardo Castello, a painting of the Crucifixion attributed to Anthony Van Dyck, a canvas by Luca Cambiaso and bombed by a famous artist of the famous Bernardo Strozzi
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  • There are two beaches in Monterosso, the beaches are separated by the Rocky Mountain (Hill). This church is situated on a hill. Rocky Mountain tunnel, you can move, so go to the top of the hill people, most of them I etc. did not see. We recommend that you decided to visit the excellent view from the Observatory in the middle.
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  • SIMPLE IS BEAUTIFUL AND THIS CHURCH IS EXACTLY THAT. BEYOND THE CHURCH I HAVE ENJOYED THE RELAXING WALK THROUGH THE PATH THAT TAKES YOU TO IT.
  • Go past the convent and enter the cemetery. Keep walking up and up and soon you'll have a view of all the five villages of Cinque Terra.
  • Small but nice ... inside also contains an important masterpiece of Dirk!
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  • A small church that holds like a jewel box, many works worthy of being admired, including a painting of Christ's crucifixion, attributed to Van Dyck.
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  • Beautiful view and place well worth walking up there if we're already there
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