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“saint michael”(5 reviews)
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Via Reale Basilica 127, 71037 Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy
+39 0884 561150
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All reviews san michele saint michael cave church amazing views padre pio old town hidden gem santuario di taking pictures small museum narrow streets walk downstairs street level well worth the trip sanctuary mass pilgrims
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Sanctuary during a very busy and packed out Sunday mass. We joined a long queue and it took a while to reach the Sanctuary but it was well worth it. It’s a spectacular church hewn out of rock. Interesting gift shop. The...More

1  Thank redscarfox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this Sanctuary complex as part of a tour group of Irish people. The journey up the mountain to the sanctuary was incredible and awe inspiring. The mountain is 850 metres high and the road zig zags up to the sanctuary. We attended Mass...More

1  Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We were astounded by the cave church down below the structure that is above ground. It truly is spectacular to see. I was somewhat disappointed that it is forbidden to take photos or videos inside the cave church, but it's quite remarkable and the library/bookshop...More

1  Thank TorontoOceanBaby
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Unless you are a pilgrim I wouldn’t bother visiting this place as it is packed out and you cannot get close to see anything. There are continuous services. A lot of worn marble steps to go down with a single 8 person lift to cope...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Having read so much about this place, I was eager to see it. What a disappointment! Total tourist trap. The highlight were the beautiful worn marble steps leading down. It was so tacky, I’m afraid. (I know I’m a tourist myself but there was no...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Smallish medieval mountain town based around a castle and a church. Amazing views over Puglia! Friendly people always willing to give you grappa after your meal. Narrow streets with lots of stairs.

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

This sanctuary is very beautiful and a great experience to be had. The chrurch itself is inside a cavelike structure and if you go on a Sunday you can witness a mass. It is a very beautiful sanctuary and experience.

1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Well worth the trip up to this hillside town The church goes down several levels into the rock .Pilgrims flock to this church everyday .there are a lot of steps down which would make it difficult for wheelchairs .Best time to visit is when it...More

2  Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 2 June 2018

The Church and the surrounding area is beautiful. I had not heard of this Church. We were with a tour group and spent half a day in the town. It was one of my favorite stops. It was not very crowded this time of year.

2  Thank Carol765
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This place is on the Unesco list and is a must when you are in the Gargano region. Beautiful restaured and a spécial ambiance of love and belief

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Kelly B
1 July 2018|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
sorry ., I have no idea about time table .
6 August 2017|
Response from Chris P | Reviewed this property |
The "must sees" are Matera and the trulli houses in Alberobello. If you get an opportunity to visit the Gargano peninsula, (Vieste), it is also a lovely place to visit.
Kellye F
24 April 2015|
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Response from Fane_Babanul | Reviewed this property |
I recommend also to take the coast road from Barletta, not the toll highway. This April, the road linking the main highway with Manfredonia was in repairs and in very, very bad state. To avoid!