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interesting church, but go and buy the home made sweets....

A nice little church in an otherwise not very inspiring town (the ruins are the main attraction). A... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2014
497stephanj
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London, United Kingdom
Interesting church, delicious pastries!

The church was supposedly closed that day but we knocked on the door and where received by a young... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2013
malende
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Cortile Santo Spirito 9, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

The atmosphere that is created in the summer evenings is that of an elegant and charming, thanks to a lighting that enhances the park and the structure of this prestigious period residence.

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Taken on its own this is quite an interesting church but so many others in the area have much more to offer so poor Santo Spirito is rather left in the shade. Small convent adjoining who's nuns are of a silent order who bake and...More

1  Thank lizandianp
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Reviewed 8 November 2014

We found this convent by chance , and it was indeed a fortunate one : beautiful abbey , well restored and maintained , with interesting exibitions and a wonderful , light architecture .

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

A nice little church in an otherwise not very inspiring town (the ruins are the main attraction). A friendly nun gave us a tour and explained everything in good english. Having said that, what I loved were the home made typical Sicilian sweets you can...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Taken on its own this is quite an interesting church but so many others in the area have much more to offer so poor Santo Spirito is rather left in the shade. Small convent adjoining who's nuns are of a silent order who bake and...More

1  Thank lizandianp
Reviewed 12 September 2013

The church was supposedly closed that day but we knocked on the door and where received by a young nun that showed us around the church and described the works of art. We could not visit the cloister. The nuns bake and sale delicious pastries...More

Thank malende
Reviewed 3 September 2013

It took us some time to find the Abbazia di Santo Spirito bcause we were coming from the wrong side and had to make a long detour. The church itself we did not find very impressive. We very sitting inside and a none came to...More

Thank EvaMohl
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Very charming, but little to see, one small chapel, one courtyard with palms, no guide books, everything was closed expect for this ...... Disappointing really as it was plugged in the hotel etc

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 12 October 2012

The church is closed to the public but we travelled with Riviera whose guide (Rosario) had a private arrangement with the 86-year-old caretaker to open up the church just for us. (The tips made it well worth her while!) The stuccos by Giacomo Serpotta are...More

Thank Lorna R
Reviewed 18 September 2012

My husband and I visited not only once but twice, that is how much we loved the sweets made by these local nuns. It is right behind the main shopping street of Agrigento center Via Athena, so a gps and a car is a must....More

Thank occhi21
Reviewed 8 September 2012

Lovely building, but you do get the feeling the nuns are in it for the money... they want an 'offerta' to just let you in, and then try to sell you very expensive biscuits.

1  Thank NetherlandsSabine
Reviewed 25 July 2012 via mobile

Unfortunately the entire structure is closed for various reasons so at the moment it's worth visiting for only two reasons- the architecture (exterior obviously) and to buy the pistachio couscous which is only available from the nuns next door. There is no sign so you...More

Thank Christinebh2
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