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Via Immacolatella 5, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank nine52
Reviewed 29 June 2018

The Palermo oratories really should all be seen if your visit allows the time. They are all different, but the Serpottas were masters of their trade and somehow the strictly religious becomes humanist and real. Of course they tell stories - get hold of a...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a required visit for anyone coming to Palermo. It's an absolutely spectacular example of stucco work. It's small, but there is a lot to look at. The docent that was there when we visited was very helpful in explaining things -- necessary because...More

Thank NovaNYC
Reviewed 13 June 2018

If you have negative associations with cherubs and baroque and over decoration, you have got to see this place. This has all those in such abundance and extravagance that it just bowls you over. Thank goodness it's all in white. This is the only place...More

Thank judith w
Reviewed 26 April 2018

In 1969 Caravaggio's the Nativity painting was stolen from this small church's altar. Never found. A few years ago a digital version was hung. It is said to be as close to the original as possible. A must see.

Thank Lucy K
Reviewed 15 April 2018

It's unbelievable what the peoples could do around 1000 years ago. I was impressed by the how know of the artists. You have to see.

Thank ydshym
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Looking for one of the top sites to see after our horse and carriage ride and a coffee used trip advisor and maps to find. Wow. This was stunning and we were near enough the only tourists in there even with the msc meraviglia in...More

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This place is small but stunning. The quality of the carvings/stucco is mind-blowing. This is a beautiful gem that can often be crowded. Warning - they don't allow photos.

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 25 October 2017

a must to see while in Palermo! everyone has to visit, Great Art! will never see anything like this anywhere.

Thank DGenerNYC
Reviewed 30 September 2017

When I walked in, I was a little disappointed as there was just one room to see. But as I strted looking round, I realised that the small entry fee was worth every euro. Every square inch is covered in white stuccos which tell a...More

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