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Oratorio di Santa Cita

Via Valverde 3, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 332779
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Unexpected interior

this little church is a real surprise after so many mosaics in others. It is very pain with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dorothy W
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Outstanding historical meeting place

Very unusual in that the interior decoration is mostly plaster carvings, of figures and of scenes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Via Valverde 3, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 332779

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this little church is a real surprise after so many mosaics in others. It is very pain with delightful orman architecture. You only need 10 minutes to visit and worth it.

Thank Dorothy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very unusual in that the interior decoration is mostly plaster carvings, of figures and of scenes. The detail is extraordinary and it could take hours to take it all in. The original entrance hall also houses a full gallery of portraiture of the Oratorio members...More

Thank not-a-redshirt
Reviewed 24 October 2017

the entrance will seem like you are in the wrong location but this again is an amazing oratorio. Right in the middle of Palermo and a must see.

Thank DGenerNYC
Reviewed 25 September 2017

After watching the programme, we were fascinated to see this amazing interior of the church, we were not disappointed.

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a 17th-century chapel that has the absolutely amazing stuccowork of Giacomo Serpotta. This is the place for anybody who loves rococo and your visit should not be rushed. Just take your time in looking and studying the various scenes depicted on the walls...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Fantastic place - well worth a visit for all. Take your time to look at all the amazing details this chapel has. Not many visitors - so also quite peaceful.

Thank Charlotte N
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I was very keen to visit the Oratoria di Santa Cita after watching the documentary series "Sicily Unpacked" where Art Historian, Andrew Graham-Dixon showed Italian Chef, Giorgio Locatelli here these stucco sculpture works by Giacomo Serpotta. I was not disappointed. The works are fascinating. There...More

1  Thank Hetty52
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is one of three oratorios in Palermo, but this one is probably the finest. The walls are covered with stucco figures (that look like marble sculptures) from thought provoking to playful (cherubs especially). The work is by artist Giacomo Serpotta and is magnificent. Make...More

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 14 July 2017

All of the accolades on Trip Advisor are true. This is one of the most amazing spaces in the city. The interior dazzles with brilliant stucco decorations. When you enter you will be handed a computer tablet with the price of admission, and this will...More

2  Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Just... Amazing. The detail, the beauty and weight of history, culture and religion. The age and the sophistication. Profound, an absolute must see for lovers of art, architecture and history.

Thank VincentRvanH
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