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The Basilica of Santa Maria del Spina is an excellent example of late Gothic.
The temple was built in 1230 and was originally called Santa Maria di Pontecorvo. The temple acquired its present name in the XIV century, after a thorn from a crown of thorns was brought into it. The word 'spina' translated from Italian means"thorn".
The beautiful statues that adorn the facade of the building are the work of the Pisan masters Giovanni di Balduccio and Lupo di Francesco, and several generations of the family took part in the design of the building Pisano.
Since the church was built on the very coast of the river, it has suffered from floods more than once.
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Topic: Church of Santa Maria del Spina in Italy, Pisa resort.