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It was suggested to visit this church by the Turism Office and it is definitely a good idea: you see the reality of the italian Christian traditions of the Good Week.
We got some explanation from the friendly staff.
These sculptures are carried in the Good Friday procession. The faces are filled with emotion and tell the story of the Passion of the Christ very well. There is a 1 euro offering to help pay for their restoration. Worthwhile if you are in Trapani.
This is a really interesting church located in the historic centre of Trapani. It was built in the late 17th century and houses a collection of life-sized statues or tableaus which are beautifully carved and which are depicting the passion and death of Christ. At...More
We were in Trapani during the week before Easter. They have a 400 year old tradition of parading the passion of Christ statues throughout the city. We were there on Wednesday and witnessed the very moving procession of just one of these iconic statues. There...More
Within this church are 20 platforms holding multi figure tableaus. These platforms are carried in a 24 hour Good Friday procession. The figures are life size and intricately carved, This is where the Spanish rule of Sicily is evident. This is a tradition brought from...More
I was a few minutes early to another event nearby, so I had heard this was a very interesting place to visit. I was overwhelmed with the Mysteries around the church depicting the stations of the cross. These are life sized depictions of the people...More
The church, the statues the painting and much more are all historic and beautiful. The facade is manificat! Immediately all need a professional restoration, especially the internal dome full of grass and damage maded by rain.
Please take care of this church.