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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Drnklawyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank AnnaliseE4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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