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Church of Sant Francesc Xavier, Formentera
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
See Church of Sant Francesc Xavier, the most important church in Formentera. Originally it was constructed 1726, and built as a fortress to protect the island from constant pirate attacks. The church sits in the village of Saint Francis Xavier, located in the center of the island and just three kilometres from the port of La Savina. All the village’s buildings feature a clean white exterior, and the church is no exception. The church holds an ancient baptismal font, which dates back to the 5th century and originates from a Vandal monastery. A square surrounds the church with restaurants, cafés and gift shops. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Formentera holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Church of Sant Francesc Xavier and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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We went at the wrong time of the day when the doors were firmly shut so we were unable to look round. Apparently it is very peaceful inside. Positioned in the middle of the town with the obligatory al... read more »
Il sacerdote pur essendo giovane celebrava la messa seduto.... Incuriosita sono entrata e ho chiesto se avesse problemi di deambulazione e... sorpresa!!! ha sempre celebrato cosi....The priest despite being young celebrating mass sat. ... Intrigued I went in and asked if he had difficulty walking and ... surprise! has always celebrated so. ...show original
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Piccola chiesa - fortezza semplice e sobria che merita una visita per la sua storia. Bianca esternamente ed internamente, invita al raccoglimentoSimple and sober little church-fortress which is worth a visit for its history. Bianca externally and internally, invites contemplationshow original
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