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Oratorio di San Lorenzo

Via Immacolatella 5, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 611 8168
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Via Immacolatella 5, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 611 8168
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The whole walls are covered in real lifelike figures that seem to leap out of the walls. The figures are all stucco and are a playful work by the artist and there is not a bare bit of wall that does not have a figure...More

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply the most amazing stucco artistry that I have ever seen, anywhere. When in Palermo, this is a must see stop for fans of renaissance art. They give visitors a small tablet guide to the stucco art, which was very helpful.

Thank jtb2inky
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Also amazing stuccowork. But the highlight is a huge painting of anton van dyck. And its one of his best works. Who would have guessed. Its not crowed in there and the girls at the ticket counter are really friendly. Book it together with the...More

Thank Matthias S
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Being in the Oratorio di San Lorenzo and gazing around is like being a part of a sculpture. The figures become alive when you start giving them attention. The floor is not to be forgotten. It is recommended to use the audio guide which is...More

Thank mariannafridjons
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This glorious space with stucco decoration was filled with the scent of freesias as it was decorated with flowers for a wedding on a Saturday afternoon. One of the many highlights of Palermo.

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The stucco work by Serpota is superb. Shame that so much of it has been stolen, along with the Caravaggio.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The view and the opulence of barokko sculptures were absolutely unexpected. A hidden Palermo gem and great piece of Sicilian barokko

Thank ingvar
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Well worth a visit. The whole Oratorio is carved and decorated with a great sense of perspective. When you pull aside the curtain and walk in, it's definitely a "wow" moment!

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Another mind-blowing set of Serpotta stuccos and a Caravaggio painting, albeit a copy as the original was stolen by the Mafia in the 60s. Excellent guide who gives a comprehensive explanation on all things Serpotta (there are two other oratories nearby with his sculptures) and...More

1  Thank Tatty239
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This quiet and undervisited oratorio is remarkable for its completely over the top plasterwork covering every square inch. Nothing outside prepares you for the interior and the quality of the work puts it at the very highest level. There is at least one other oratorio...More

Thank BudapestDavidandKim
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