Santa Chiara (Pisa)

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Santa Chiara
Chiesa di santa chiara, pisa.JPG
Basic information
Location Pisa, Italy
Geographic coordinates Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Pisa
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking 1227

Santa Chiara is a Roman Catholic church in Pisa, region of Tuscany, Italy, a few paces away from the Piazza dei Miracoli.

Originally called Santo Spirito, it was reconstructed in 1227 as the chapel for the adjacent hospital of St. Clare, later called Spedale Nuovo di Santo Spirito. The portal fresco of Madonna and child with Saints Clare and Francis dates from the 17th century. One of the relics contained therein is a supposed spine from the crown of Christ held at the church of Santa Maria della Spina. It also contains a 15th-16th century wooden Crucifix and a marble Annunciation (1567) by Stoldo Lorenzi.