• Religious Tourism
    • Art & Culture

Santa Chiara Monastery

Magnificent sixteenth-century complex of 10,000 square meters, formerly the Clarisse Monastery, today a modern multi-purpose structure

Where
Via Formis, 3, Casalmaggiore (CR)
Contacts

The monastery of Santa Chiara in Casalmaggiore in the province of Cremona, which stands near cathedral, was founded in 1504. After it grew to become one of Lombardy's richest and most important monasteries, it was expanded during in the 18th century.

The exterior of this public church, consecrated in 1531, has an octagonal profile with a  double gallery. Next to the main structure of the building is a rectangular body with barrel vaults that serves as the monastic church.

Inside this latter church you can admire interesting frescoes belonging to chronologically distinct cycles that are partially overlapping.

Today, the monastery of Santa Chiara serves as the headquarters of the Postgraduate Institute of Santa Chiara.

Take me here: Santa Chiara Monastery

Places

Duomo of Casalmaggiore

The Duomo stands majestically at the end of Via Favagrossa. It is a neoclassical building, built in the mid-nineteenth century
  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Casalmaggiore
1 mt

Casalmaggiore’s Cathedral

The Cathedral is located at the end of Favagrossa Street. It is a Neo-Classical building built at the half of the 19th Century.
  • Art & Culture
Casalmaggiore’s Cathedral
300 mt

Museo del Bijou

The realm of costume jewelery
  • Art & Culture
Museo del Bijou
388 mt

Piazza Garibaldi in Casalmaggiore

  • Art & Culture
Piazza Garibaldi in Casalmaggiore
389 mt

Diotti Museum

  • Art & Culture
Diotti Museum
405 mt

Garibaldi Square in Casalmaggiore

  • Art & Culture
Garibaldi Square in Casalmaggiore
472 mt

Sanctuary of the Lady of the Fountain

  • Art & Culture
Sanctuary of the Lady of the Fountain
1.26 km

The Park of the Po Plain

  • Cycle Tourism
The Park of the Po Plain
4.39 km

Sabbioneta

Sabbioneta, a characteristic village in the province of Mantua, originally conceived by the prince and patron Vespasiano Gonzaga Colonna
  • Villages
Sabbioneta
5.57 km

Mina della Scala Castle

Built at the end of the 16th Century to welcome the noble family Schizzi during the Summer, it offers a wonderful landscape
  • Art & Culture
Mina della Scala Castle
9.5 km

San Zavedro Church

  • Art & Culture
San Zavedro Church
10.17 km

Santissima Trinità Church

  • Art & Culture
Santissima Trinità Church
10.64 km

Villa Medici del Vascello

The villa was acquired by the municipality of San Giovanni in Croce in 2005
  • Art & Culture
Villa Medici del Vascello
10.64 km

Medici del Vascello Villa

Since 2005, the villa and the garden have been owned by the Municipality of San Giovanni in Croce and in 2014 they were opened again.
  • Art & Culture
Medici del Vascello Villa
10.71 km

Village of castelponzone

  • Villages
Castelponzone, Borghi Cremona
11.75 km

Santi Faustino and Giovita Church

  • Art & Culture
Santi Faustino and Giovita Church
11.85 km

The Ropemakers' Museum

  • Art & Culture
The Ropemakers' Museum
11.91 km

Where to sleep

IL TEATRO

Casalmaggiore
IL TEATRO
484 mt

LUNA RESIDENCE HOTEL

Casalmaggiore
LUNA RESIDENCE HOTEL
1.58 km

LA FAVORITA

Casalmaggiore
LA FAVORITA
3.11 km

VILLA CANTONI MARCA - PARCO CAPPUCCINI

Sabbioneta
VILLA CANTONI MARCA - PARCO CAPPUCCINI
4.34 km

LUNA RESIDENCE HOUSE SABBIONETA

Sabbioneta
LUNA RESIDENCE HOUSE SABBIONETA
5.78 km

DA NINA

Sabbioneta
DA NINA
5.88 km

CORTE LIDIA

Viadana
CORTE LIDIA
12.08 km

LOCANDA LA MOTTA

Motta Baluffi
LOCANDA LA MOTTA
14.7 km