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Chiesa del Purgatorio (San Lorenzo)

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Beautiful Sculptures

The church is adjacent to the main road through the old part of Agrigento and easily reached on... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016

Beautiful sculpting and artwork - spoiled somewhat by the are exhibits on the side walls which does... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2016
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  • Excellent26%
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27 Apr 2018
“Nothing so special ”
12 Aug 2016
“Don not rent bicycles there/Non affittare le biciclette li!”
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piazzetta Purgatorio, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
+39 327 754 9152
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Just a church, nothing so special there. Situated in Agrigento, around this place there is a lot of garbage.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Association Arte&Fede rents the e-bikes in this church. They seem very good option, as the city has a lot of hills and electric help is necessary. They are also not pricy, like 20 euro per day. BUT. They are not insured. So if some one...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Sacha B
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The walking tour of old Agrigento is basically a tour of churches of which this is one. Really it is nothing special, and once you have seen one church who wants to see another nine?

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank gjpeg
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The church is adjacent to the main road through the old part of Agrigento and easily reached on foot. A flight of stairs leads up to the entrance. The church has a nice interior with white sculptures. One can enjoy a drink or an ice...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank JuergenWDobler
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The church was closed, but I have never previously heard of calling a church after purgatory before. It is a shame not to have seen inside

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Gabrielle L
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Beautiful sculpting and artwork - spoiled somewhat by the are exhibits on the side walls which does fit with the flavor of the church.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Betty668988
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Church of Purgatory depicts St Lawrence saving souls. Inside a magnificent ceiling, gold crucifix and confessional stalls/boxes one for women, another for men. Have not seen this before and was told there are some in the Vatican. Serpotta statues of the virtues recognisable and beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank heartbreakeria
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Worth a look in if you are passing, and it is on the main street through the centre. So many excellent churches that the competition is tough.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 November 2014

I arrived on a Sunday evening in Agrigento. With most things closed, I decided to go into this church. Everything was dark at first, but when the service began, the church lit up to reveal absolutely gorgeous paintings. I felt like the heavens were opening...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank amethystarcher
Reviewed 25 October 2014

This was my introduction to the sculptor Serpotta (you will see a lot of work by that family in Sicily). Delicate white statues of the Virtues line the walls. Overall much more tasteful than the Baroque you see in other parts of Italy.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Max M
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