St. Charles Church

Monaco, Monaco

Saint-Charles Church was built between 1879-1883. It is dedicated to Saint Charles Borromeo, the 15th-century Italian cardinal and archbishop. The church was restored and its facades renovated in its centenary year of 1983 by Prince Rainier III, he subsequently oversaw exterior renovation work at the church in 2003.

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Founded: 1879-1883
Category: Religious sites in Monaco

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x x (21 months ago)
Magnifique édifices Où l'acoustique est excellent pour les concerts de musique et de chant
Saoud Al-Moselli (22 months ago)
Old historical church
julie Dyke (23 months ago)
Services every day. Wonderful dedicated priests. Thank you.
David Stephens (2 years ago)
Wow wow wow Église Saint-Charles church Monaco banging out the classics this morning it what can only be described and simply amazing sound inside the church! #classicalmusic #house #hardstyle #music #sound #church #orchestra #strings #bass #harpsichord #art #passion #sound
Олег Покровский (2 years ago)
Прекрасная церковь,в которой похоронена принцесса Грейс и князь Ренье.Открытие церкви состоялось в 1883-м году. На изящное здание церкви немало влияние оказали традиции французского ренессанса. При церкви действует колокольня высотой 32 метра, гармонично сочетающаяся с основной частью здания. Особое внимание привлекают оконные витражи.Рекомендую посетить
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