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Church of St Francis description and photos - Greece: Rethymno (Crete). Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Church of St Francis.
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The Church of St. Francis is located halfway down Ethnica Antistaseos, one of the streets leading to the Old Town from the Guora Gate. The church is one of the most important examples of Renaissance architecture in the city of Rethymno.
The temple originally belonged to a Franciscan monastery. The building is structurally a single-nave basilica with a wooden roof. The windows and main entrance on the north side of the first floor were apparently made later than the rest of the building. The doorway is of particular architectural importance due to its intricate Renaissance and Corinthian decorations. To the east of the church, there are two ancient chapels, part of the monastery complex.
During the Ottoman occupation, the Turks turned the temple into an almshouse. Subsequently, in the church of St.
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Topic: Church of St Francis - description and photos - Greece: Rethymno (Crete).