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Santuario Beata Vergine Maria delle Grazie

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Address: Piazzale Santuario 4, 46010, Curtatone, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0376 349002
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07:30 - 12:00
15:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 12:00
15:00 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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This place is nuts

Visiting Italy you get used to the church being over the top but this place takes things to a whole new level. The town is a small quiet town, not much there but it does have a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Visiting Italy you get used to the church being over the top but this place takes things to a whole new level. The town is a small quiet town, not much there but it does have a large square outside the sanctuary where they hold events. The interior is godsmacking. The walls are crammed full of carved iconography and statues,... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

I visited this place a few times, as it is close to my hometown. The church is very peculiar, with interesting painted statues and a hanging stuffed crocodile (which terrified me as a child) of unclear provenance. Pity about the unfriendly priest, who rudely scolded in Italian some Nordic Protestant tourists who (unaware of the habits of Catholic churches) dared... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Beautiful sanctuary a combination of the sacred and he profane! A very unusual visit that will not easily forget.

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Chapel Hill, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Bus #13, which you catch near Palazzo Te, goes directly to Grazie and the walk to the church takes less than 5 minutes. The church itself reflects wonderful spirituality with the ex voto statues lining two rows along the walls. And, of course, hanging from the ceiling is the crocodile. Two versions of its origin: crocodiles represent evil or this... More 

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Brussels
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

The sanctuary is filled with exotic ex-votos and statues of martyrs being martyred. Once a year the place is visited by gypsies who draw colour-chalk pictures in the square in front of the church.

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Brussels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Even the locals call the sanctuary a "mad" place. The church is studded with exotic ex-votos (including a crocodile) and lined with scary sculptures of martyrs being martyred. Once a year Grazie is a meeting-place for gypsies, who draw colour-chalk pictures on the square in front of the sanctuary. Each time we went the place was crowded to capacity by... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

I had never seen such a wooden decoration. Both laterals are covered by handcrafts statues, mainly representing people who was saved by the Virgin... You may believe it or not, but the result of this popular religiosity are astonishing, and touching

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Belluno, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

If you come to be around Mantua ( Northwest Italy ) do not miss to pay a visit to this really unique gothic church located in the small village of Curtatone. Actually I wouldn't prevent you from enjoying the feeling of amazement and oddness once you'll cross the main door of the church ... I'd prefer to leave you with... More 

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