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This grand square features a splendid fountain, erected during the heyday of the Spanish Inquisition, which features sixteen statues that are nudes of nymphs, humans, mermaids and satyrs; truly a surprise that this type of art was permitted during...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth a visit! A surprising sight as you turn the corner in the middle of the city. Good photo opportunity!

Thank ALLAN B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The very first stop we had during our city tour, I think the crowd here attracted our attention. Since then it became our reference point of the city.

Thank Rosalia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely fountain with a superb set of sculptures around it - look to be signs of the Zodiac or similar. Difficult to get a good photo of it due to the fact that the side closest to the road is at a...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Plaza is bordered by three buildings - Church of St Catherine, Praetorian palace now the city hall and two baronial Palazzo. The fourth side has stairs to another street. In the center is a large fountain sometimes referred to as the Fountain of Shame....More

Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really nice public space in the centre of the old town. A large fountain complex which were all working when we visited, with a large number of lovely sculptures.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came upon this by chance and were so amazed at the site. The whole area is stunning. We spent quite awhile here taking it all in . It had been built in the 1500’s in Florence and then brought to Sicily .

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This fountain depicts the pleasures of life and when unveiled quickly became known to the residents and especially the convent nuns who looked down upon it for its explicit nakedness.

Thank prescott52_10
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Large fountain and area used for sitting located almost in the centre of Palermo. Surrounded on three sides by buildings the open side oepns onto the main street. Dates back to the 16th Century the statues are all nude surrounding the fountain

Thank Declan2004Ireland
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Impressive place and must to see in Palermo. Located in the old town with the unique fountain in the center and surrounded by important objects.

Thank AmirCaus
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The Piazza Pretoria is the best in Palermo. The fountains been nicknamed the fountain of shame because some of the statues are nude. Unless this bothered you, go to see this.

Thank CoachLo
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