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Via Immacolatella 5, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank StepneyTraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank JGandIG
Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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 25 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 14 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

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