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Tempio Mariano di Monte Grisa

Localita Contovello, 34151, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 225290
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I love the Cheese!

The temple is called ˝Formaggino˝ by the locals because of its shape (formaggino meaning ˝small... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
An interesting contrast to other churches

This is not the usual type of church you'd expect to come across in a country where ancient... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2015
Amanda T
Adelaide, Australia
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  • Terrible21%
11 Jul 2016
“I love the Cheese!”
31 Dec 2015
“An interesting contrast to other churches”
Localita Contovello, 34151, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 225290
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

The temple is called ˝Formaggino˝ by the locals because of its shape (formaggino meaning ˝small cheese˝). We kind of ended here by chance but I think we were kind of destined to end up here eventually because since the day I spotted this building from...More

1  Thank DrexWaves
Reviewed 31 December 2015

This is not the usual type of church you'd expect to come across in a country where ancient churches abound, however it is well worth a visit to check out the interesting architecture. While the modern style may not be to some people's tastes, it...More

1  Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This church has amazing view on the Golf of Trieste. That's one thing you should visit it. Second is the church itself. The church includes two churches - upper and lower one. Although it is made of concrete I didn't get the feeling it is...More

Thank Cupika
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

A monumental temple/church with unique architecture, amazing view on the gulf of Trieste, definitely worth visiting if you are on a day trip around Trieste.

Thank tomobalic
Reviewed 29 June 2015

This House of God has all the charm of a municipal multi-story carpark. A great big lump of concrete plonked on top of a hill overlooking Trieste. On the terrace, with your back turned on this monstrosity, you can enjoy stupendous views of Trieste and...More

4  Thank AGuyfromBristol
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I walked up through the forests to this landmark temple. It is very simple from inside but gives a sense of great height due to the lofty ceiling. There's a nice electric toy model inside that you can operate to see dolls moving on tracks....More

1  Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed 19 May 2013

This place of worship provides an interesting architecture, and the terrace offers lovely views to the Trieste Gulf (too bad the vegetation just below the fence can't be a bit trimmed to offer even more spectacular views!).

Thank EllyL
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Monte Grisa is a landmark in Trieste. One can see it from everywhere in town as it is stuck up to overlook the city. It's an impressive construction, that's for sure - its unusual shape (to me it looks like a deck of cards) is...More

1  Thank blaga
Reviewed 30 August 2011

Admittedly, the view is spectacular, but you can have the same one from the Via Napoleone, which is a very nice walk just below. This church is an architectonic error visible all over Trieste and discussed for it's ugliness for years. If you are a...More

4  Thank TheTriestianRat
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