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Reviewed 10 November 2018

Great visit at a quiet time as small. At least most of the interesting stuff is up high and visible if you go high season. Small but high quality exhibit. Amazing condition.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gsm018
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Lovely little church hidden away in a courtyard. The nondescript facade belies the beauty that it holds inside! The entire interior walls are covered with floating white angels! Unfortunately this church is famous for the stolen Caravaggio painting which disappeared in 1969 and has never...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Me and mum went here today and were driven mad by the atrocious recorded music in the chapel. The sound was grating and singularly inappropriate. It really spoilt our visit. The use of high metal grating benches, that blocked the view of the painting was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Drnklawyer
Reviewed 14 October 2018

There were many churches to see in Palermo, each having its own unique features. This small 16th century oratorio was probably not a highlight for me. In 1969, the famous Caravaggio painting, Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence was stolen. In its place, was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

yet another place in Palermo that takes your breath away so much to see - it is worth getting the free guide to talk you through what is going on on the walls - stunning - also worth just sitting and taking in the full...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

This is one of those places that is so over the top, but really works as a masterpiece of art. The stucco work is lavish and beautifully done.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim B
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Well-presented oratorio, boasting masterpieces by Serpotta and Van Dyck. Well worth a special visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StepneyTraveller
Reviewed 18 September 2018

You have to pay to enter and there is a sign saying no photography. There was a very strange modern art installation which had a woman's voice talking about various things, some of them sexual which seemed a bit amiss for the setting. Nice stuccowork...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JGandIG
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

A small 16th century chapel of st Lawrence shows scenes of the lives of st lawrence and st fransis in really beautiful stuccowork. So it looks like marble but it isn’t. Very creative and a great site. It’s such a pity to have some ridiculous...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Extraordinary statues, beautiful ceiling, quiet place to stay away from the burning sun and to think of whatever comes into your mind looking at beauty.

Date of experience: July 2018
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