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Chiesa di Santa Chiara

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Address: Piazza Santa Chiara, 70122 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 080 5242244
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This really is a rare gem of a church. The outside is very plain but inside is awesome. The artisan work with mosaic is absolutely exquisite. It is amazing that such intricate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
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Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This really is a rare gem of a church. The outside is very plain but inside is awesome. The artisan work with mosaic is absolutely exquisite. It is amazing that such intricate work was achieved at that time. There are mosaic works all over Europe but this example is worth seeing and ranks up there with the best. Not that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

From the outside, I could not see anything special until I went inside. Speechless! Wonderful interior decoration. Really fantastic! I felt so much admired of its richness and skillfulness. The craftsmanship was in top level. It was worthy at all. Good value and good moment.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Really spectacular over-the-top interior. According to Lonely Planet the nuns kept it a secret for quite a while so it is great to be able to see it. However, being charged to see every church in Palermo soon adds up, unfortunately! And while there are two other stunning churches in this piazza we only got to see this one. Tip:... More 

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Shepparton vic aus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Fantastic seeing is believing. The craftsmanship is amazing, walk around the building then go inside you will be so enthralled you will just sit.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Fairly inconspicuous from the exterior, but incredibly detailed, rich and ornate inside. Similarly to the chapel in the Norman palace you can see extensive use of expensive materials for decoration, gold, porphory, and intricate mosaic work. If you look up and towards the entrance you can see even more work in the ceiling that seems to be hidden. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

This church looks nothing from the outside but it must have one of the most spectacular decorated interiors I have ever seen. Baroque gon mad! the richness of the decoration together with the sculpter and painting is just breathtaking. The ceiling frescoes and the decorated dome are class. The many alters and marble sculpters are fantastic. Not a square centimeter... More 

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