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Oratory of the Rosary of St. Cita (Oratorio del Rosario di Santa Cita)

Via Valverde 3, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091-332-779
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Ranked #7 of 143 attractions in Palermo
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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London
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39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It is full, really full with lots of sculptures and figures, all in White quite amazing. The fee is worth it because it helps to keep it up. Although you will have done with it in 10 -15 minutes

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Fullerton, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

In this nondescript building, well of the beaten path in downtown Palermo, is the Oratory with its three dimensional stucco work. If possible take binoculars with you as I was amazed the artwork. Without our guide, I never would have found this attraction. It was well worth the effort.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This unassuming building, plain with graffiti on the outside has a beautiful Baroque chapel--all done in white. Beautiful statues and frescoes make this a hidden surprise, it is definitely worth seeking this out!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This was on my wish list after seeing Andrew Graham Dixon visit on TV. Three of us went, but we changed our minds on discovering entry was 6 euros each, 18 in total for one room we thought excessive. However, I decided I would go the next day and it was well worth it. I spent an hour absorbing the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Before coming to Plermo I would have said that I didn't enjoy Baroque excesses but this chapel converted me. The tenderness and wit and liveliness of the hundreds of cherubs is very beautiful and beguiling. He must have loved children and spent hours observing them before setting out on this piece of work.

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I'm not a fan of religious sites but this place was amazing.totally unbelievable The walk to the top where the view is breath taking .

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Mo i Rana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Everything was fantastic and worth a visit. Entrance was not expensive. We walked down from Via-Roma and when we thought this was teh wrong place it suddenly appered.

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Get the audio guide and then soak up the splendour of the stucco work in this beautiful place. Definitely worth going to see.

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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The room with all the statues is just magnificent, I thing the tourist guides dont emphasise this attractuin enough. They close at 6 pm, so make sure to come sooner so you will have enough time to enjoy the beauty.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

A little off the beaten track, it is certainly worth the effort to find this Oratory. Stucco work is excellent in detail and quite astounding. At only €2.50 to enter you can see great examples of 17c. sculpture for the price of 2 espressos! The Lepanto recreation was my favourite and with a decent zoom function on your camera you... More

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