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Strange experience but so south - italian!

It was suggested to visit this church by the Turism Office and it is definitely a good idea: you... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Geert C
Koekelare, Belgium
Beautiful, emotional wood sculptures

These sculptures are carried in the Good Friday procession. The faces are filled with emotion and... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Church unprepossessing. However a guided tour and explanation of the statues , their history and construction brought this place and its significance alive for me.

Thank Kath F
Reviewed 29 April 2018

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.

Thank Geert C
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank IrishJohnB
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Free to enter this church and it's a moving experience in this roman church in Trapani. The figurines represent a series of events and times around the death of Jesus and Easter.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 24 September 2017

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

Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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

Thank DERtravels
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 30 October 2016

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

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 14 September 2016

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.

Thank AdrianZ216
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Not the most pretty church in Trapani, quite badly kept. But the wooden statues are the ones paraded around town during Easter week which are fun to have seen.

Thank JohannaAkSu
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