Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, Pisa

4.3
Lying on the bank of Pisa's Arno River, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina is one of Tuscany's finest Gothic churches. Although it was originally built in 1230, the church was dismantled and rebuilt on a higher level in 1871 because of water infiltration from the river. The church's name comes from a legend that a thorn belonging to the crown worn by Christ on the cross came here in 1933. The church's facade, with two gates, linteled arches, and several statues and sculptures, is much more ornate than the simple interior. Put Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina into our Pisa online trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Pisa.
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  • We hit upon this gem of a church, sited at the riverside. It has free access and is definitely worth a visit, inside and outside due to the magnificent sculptures adorning the walls.  more »
  • This beautiful Pisan gothic church, which reportedly had one of the thorns of Jesus crown, was moved from a lower level by the river to its current location, just overlooking the river. At sunset...  more »
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  • Good place for kids. Not really much to see for adults and its overpriced at 7 euros to get in and play with oversized lego and sticks. Could be a lot better if the things were MORE interactive instead of being 2 wheels that spin when you turn the handle...
  • An interesting addition to our trip and walk around pisa. We were unable to go inside so cannot comment on that, but the outside shows some fantastic architecture. If you like this style of building and history then it is worth a view in person.

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