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Chiesa del Purgatorio

Piazza Giovan Battista Spinola | Piazza Purgatorio, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Not very impressive from outside but the inside is lovely, unfortunately not very often open so... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Beautiful stairway

It's only a small church but the highlight is the beautiful stairs that lead to the entrance. They... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
David P
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The church overlooks a small square open on Corso Ruggero. The block was previously occupied by several buildings, including a former church of Santo Stefano and the chapel of Santa Margherita, founded in 1466 by the Giaconia family and abolished at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The church of Santo Stefano, initially entrusted to the confraternity of the same name, was passed in 1601 to that of "the Nigri" (or "of the Souls purgative", founded in 1596 as a continuation of the previous brotherhood "of death"). The confraternity bought the buildings adjacent to their church and built the new church of Purgatory, whose facade was finished in 1668. In 1868 the paving of the external square was lowered. Of 1895 it is also the seat of the newly established "congregation of the Virgin".
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24 May 2017
“Beautiful stairway”
8 Jul 2017
“chiesa”
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Piazza Giovan Battista Spinola | Piazza Purgatorio, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Not very impressive from outside but the inside is lovely, unfortunately not very often open so check opening times first

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

It's only a small church but the highlight is the beautiful stairs that lead to the entrance. They were adorned with white flowers when we were there that suggests a recent wedding. Looked absolutely beautiful and I would provide a perfect setting for wedding photographs....More

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We called in after a wedding. The stairs had been decorated with flowers and there were many flowers in the church. Nothing special but well worth a visit. .

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

A very detailed facade but relatively plain within except for magnificent wooden organ gallery and the tomb of The Baron, a very interesting and engaged man.

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Reviewed 12 October 2015

Beautiful church tucked away. It's a place of peace and we lit two remembrance candles. Definitely visit.

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Reviewed 22 July 2015

Tucked away on a small square it is easy to miss this gem but well worth having a look inside. It is a great photo opportunity if you stand on the stairs.

Thank bill c
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