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Oratory of the Rosary of St. Dominic (Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico)

Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 332779
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Beautiful Stucco Work by Serpotta

Just behind St. Dominica church is the small but mighty Oratory of the Rosary. For a few euros you... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
PMacOtt
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Ottawa
Stunning stucco

Baroque in full force at this marvellous work of art, that happens to be a church. Combine with a... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
Scarlet51
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London, United Kingdom
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This oratory is decorated with master artwork of Italy's native sons including painter Pietro Novelli and the sculptor Giacomo Serpotta.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Just behind St. Dominica church is the small but mighty Oratory of the Rosary. For a few euros you can have a self-guided tour of this beautiful Baroque space. It is small but extremely interesting, especially to me at least the stucco work by Serpotta....More

Thank PMacOtt
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Baroque in full force at this marvellous work of art, that happens to be a church. Combine with a visit to St. Cita and be blown away by craftsmanship of the highest order - equal to that found in Florence. St. Cita was my favourite...More

Thank Scarlet51
Reviewed 24 September 2016

While we were looking for the Oratory of S. Cita, we stumbled upon this Oratory and were able to get a combo ticket for both locations (which are walking distance of each other). The best part is that there is an audio guide included that...More

Thank JourneyDawn715
Reviewed 16 April 2016

There is a small charge for entrance into the oratory. The interior is a mix of Late Baroque stucco work by Giacomo Serpotta and framed easel paintings on the walls. Dominating the space is Antony van Dyke's Madonna and St Dominic. Serpotta's ladies adorning the...More

Thank Clinor
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Serotta stucco of the Graces modeled on Palermo's aristocratic women. Stunning is the van Dyck's Madonna with St. Dominic. The black and white majolica tile floor is dramatic too.

1  Thank DOCBABE_SCOUT
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The decorations and history of Giacomo Scepotta are on display and provide fantastic viewing with the stucco works and other artistic methods on display. A worthwhile visit

Thank Baylovers
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Entrance to this Oratory was included in the entry ticket to its sister site in S Cita some 300 metres away but did not rank as high an attraction, in my opinion.

Thank CJeremyL
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Even with our map, we had trouble locating this place. However, it was worth the effort. It's a small place but jam packed with paintings and sculptures that almost overwhelm you. All that is capped off by Van Dyck's huge painting behind the altar. Sometimes...More

3  Thank Scott8147
Reviewed 8 November 2013

This place was a little hard for us to find. We headed down Via Roma and ended thinking the church of St. Dominic was the correct one - it's actually behind it. A rather unassuming front, but the inside is incredible. So much more than...More

2  Thank Scott8147
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Less frequented than the Oratory of Santa Cita but well worth a visit. More Serpotta cherubs and statues but different enough to Santa Cita to make it worth visiting both (on the same composite ticket) if you have time.

1  Thank galloping_grannie
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