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

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 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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  • I hiked up to see the statue, then the church, sanctuary and cemetery and it was all worth it. You can take your time and look a around while there and probably do it all in 60-90 minutes depending on...  read more »
  • Impressive and exciting. We enjoy the beautiful views ,it is a corner dedicated to peace and prayer. Inside there is a Van Dyck's work. 
  • This church is up a fair climb from the village although the stairs are well maintained. There are rewards along the way: fabulous views of the Monterosso harbor and coastline. The church itself is in...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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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