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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 #10 of 155 attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Breathtaking Sicilian Baroque Oratorio by the master Giacomo Serpotta. White Biblical scenes sometimes offset by gold trim. Each scene is a masterpiece in itself. A must for lovers of "putti" and excessiveness.

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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is a small "chapel", part of a bigger church. The quality of the sculptures is amazing - many "putti" ,or babies, with tons of personality. The level of detail is unbelievable. Make sure to take the audio guide,and listen to it twice - you won't be able to follow the lecture and see what is being described in just... More

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Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Walking in here is like walking into a wedding cake. White stucco everywhere - the most magnificent sculptures you are ever likely to see, with little putti at every turn, and all done in plaster by the master, Giacomo Serpotta. Grab an audio commentary, as it gives you a really good guide to all the statues and scenes around the... More

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Slavonski Brod, Croatia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Splendid example of sicilian baroque. Not easy to find but wellcoming citizens of Palermo are willing to help. This oratory is most beautiful oratory in Palermo as it is completely white and highly ornamented. Pay attention to beautifuly engraved seatings around the walls. It is not crowded as other Palermo atractions, in fact we were alone in it, so it... More

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Amelia
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A masterpice in stucco of Giacomo Serpotta, you have to visit together with the Oratorio of San Domenico so you will pay € 6,00 instead of € 8,00

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Krakow, Poland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
26 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This place would be perhaps interesting only to those of you who love baroque style. Still - the price of 6 euros for two small halls (Oratory of the Rosary of St. Dominic included in the ticket) of marble sculptures is a joke!

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London
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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