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The Church of Santa Maria della Spina

A splendid example of Pisan Gothic, the Church of Santa Maria della Spina was built in Pisa in 1230 and owes its name to the alleged thorn of crowns of Jesus that has been conserved here since the nineteenth century.

Its white facade, almost caressed by the Arno, is one of the most stunning examples of Gothic architecture in Europe: Santa Maria della Spina is completely covered in coloured marble, and has numerous sculptures. Within however, a greater simplicity reigns, but it is still possible to see the most beautiful sculpture of Gothic art, the Madonna della Rosa, work of Nino and Andrea Pisano.
Guests at our Pisa Hotel will be able to easily reach this splendid church, to be amazed by the atmosphere that between Gothic and sacred excites meaningful and beautiful emotions.
Works of great artistic value can be found outside as well: the tabernacle which houses the stunning Madonna con Bambino by Giovanni Pisano, or the thirteen statues representing the apostles that can be admired to the left.

Lovers of art cannot miss a visit to this little pearl, a ray of light in the middle of a city that over the years has maintained its beauty despite the numerous restorations undergone thanks to its proximity to the Arno.