We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monastero dei Benedettini

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (1,221)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guided tour”(55 reviews)
“roman houses”(4 reviews)
Il Monastero di San Nicolo l'Arena di Catania (#monasterocatania), gioiello del tardo barocco siciliano e tra i complessi benedettini piu' grandi d'Europa. L'edificio monastico, che nasce nel '500 e si sviluppa fino ai giorni nostri, e' un esempio...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
As featured in Visit Sicily
Piazza Dante 32, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Centro Catania
+39 095 710 2767
Ways to Experience Monastero dei Benedettini
Reviews (1,914)
Filter reviews
260 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsguided tourbeautiful monasteryroman housesinteresting buildinginside the buildingitalian tourfree mapenglish speakersinteresting placeworth a visitvisiting cataniabaroque architectureuniversitycloisterschurchmonastarymonkeys
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 260 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So much to see and soak up- we wandered alone and thoroughly enjoyed what we saw- if your timing is right I imagine a tour would offer much more salient detail.

Thank bmt-12
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had some problems finding the entrance, but when we got there we decided to tour the premises ourselves instead of waiting for a guide. We did see a lot of things, but information could have been better. Probably a guide would have given you...More

Thank MortenNygard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This a spectacular monastery which is indeed luxury for a monastery, but also huge and and impressive. The visit to eve's is only 3€, and the guided tour is also inexpensive.

Thank Paulids
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the private tour by Officine Culturali. The guide was extremely prepared and answered all our questions. The building is magnificent with an incredible story. Highly recommended

Thank Gianmarco R
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Visited this beautiful monastery today and had a great time. The tour is extremely well put together offering an excellent insight into the history of the monastery, the lives of the people that lived there, and how it has changed throughout the years and its...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We could have spent all day wandering around the expansive buildings and grounds of the monastery, but instead spent almost two lovely hours. Terrific venue for photography and architecture lovers! There is an amazing library and wide interior marble steps that lead you to floors...More

Thank Catc1966
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We visited the Monastero Dei Benedittinii on a very hot day in June. The cloisters, as seen from the inside are lovely. We did not take a tour and were therefore unable to enter the cloisters, much to our disappointment. Walking the long hallways, seeing...More

Thank jsand
Reviewed 5 July 2018

what a beautiful building very peaceful ,amazing restorations giving you the story of its history ,with this was an unexpected visit and a delite

Thank suechrisallen34
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Absolutely worth the tour, especially if you have a good guide like the one we had ( I forgot her name). Long corridors, some stairs, remains of roman houses, garden, monastery, baroque architecture, beautiful ceilings, you get it all. I highly recommend this visit.

Thank Koksijde
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We spent several hours exploring this sprawling monastery and its adjacent church. Well worth the time for viewing the interior courtyard, the mural work, the large, modern church - a quiet oasis in this busy city.

1  Thank myraevans1942
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,224 hotels in Sicily
Liberty Hotel
876 reviews
.44 km away
Hotel Royal
615 reviews
.45 km away
Il Principe Hotel
1,168 reviews
.54 km away
San Demetrio Hotel
92 reviews
.61 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16,226 restaurants in Sicily
Bar D'Agata
14 reviews
.28 km away
Pizzeria Sicilia Bedda
213 reviews
.41 km away
Trattoria Giglio Rosso
803 reviews
.40 km away
Vico San Barnaba'
67 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6,839 attractions in Sicily
Chiesa San Benedetto
136 reviews
.49 km away
Chiesa di San Nicolo All'Arena
155 reviews
.13 km away
Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania
774 reviews
.42 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Eileen W
22 March 2018|
Response from Officine C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Dear Eileen W, if you want further information to book the english guided tour, you may contact us by calling the following numbers: +39 0957102767/+39 3349242464 You can reach the monastery from the cruise port easily on... More
Google Translation
29 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from BBA2012 | Reviewed this property |
The tours are on the hour. They are in Italian but you are given an English script to read as you go around