Oratorio di San Giuseppe

Oratorio di San Giuseppe, Urbino

Oratorio di San Giuseppe
4.5
Religious Sites • Art Museums • Churches & Cathedrals
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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The oratory of saint Joseph is one of the most beautiful and ancient monuments of Urbino, property of the st. Joseph Confraternity. It is composed by a church builted in the 17th century with a lot of frescoes, some paintings and a colossal statue of saint Joseph. There are also a sacristy with a beautiful wooden painted wardrobe, a little chapel called "dello sposalizio" and a unique room with a crib in full size made by the artist Federico Brandani in the 1550, the oldest crib in natural size in the world. In some showcases are exposed several silver objects from 18th Century, donated by cardinal Albani, and there is also a section of Confraternity History with ancient uniforms and objects.
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Pierluigi F
Nasushiobara, Japan898 contributions
More than an Oratorio, this is a little church.
Interesting paintings on the walls and an elaborated altar.
The life size "presepe" (nativity scene) adds further clout to this lovely place.
Too bad that I had run out of battery and was unable to take pictures.
Written September 18, 2019
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Alan T
Ithaca, NY50 contributions
We were led to believe that this oratorio was not with visiting but that couldn't be further than the truth. There is a combined ticket for the two oratorios about 100 feet apart and I recommend visiting both.The fresco in here was absolutely breathtaking
Written October 17, 2019
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anonymous
Madrid, Spain360 contributions
Couples
See this if you go to the nearby Oratorio San Giovanni ( a must). If you see only one , see San Giovanni.
This is not as spectacular but it has a wonderful C16 nativity chapel with plaster sculptures that extend around the walls from the main nativity scene/crib. The main chapel is covered with C17/18 frescoes.
Written August 27, 2018
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UncleHankinDevon
Cullompton, UK163 contributions
Solo
Definitely the lesser of the two churches but San Giuseppe is nonetheless interesting. More conventional than San Giovanni and with some lovely paintings, especially the ceiling around the altar.

The nativity scene is, to my taste, rather bizarre - if I did not know in advance I would have thought it was done last year rather than over 500 years ago.....!
Written June 3, 2019
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Tracy E
New York City, NY78 contributions
Solo
Originally I walked Via Barocci to visit the other Oratorio but I am so happy I stopped to visit this as well. A beautifully rendered stucco nativity scene which was a highlight of my stay
Written February 13, 2017
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annelainea
London, UK321 contributions
Couples
Amazing sculptural nativity scene by Brandani (1545-50) which is set in a cave-like chapel to recreate the atmosphere of the nativity.
The sacristy has some interesting portraits including one billed 'James the Third' of James Stuart ( the 'Old Pretender'). I hadn't realised he had had his court in exile in Urbino and was linked to the confraternity of San Guiseppe. It seems the local Rotary club meet here now -although I wasn't quite sure of their connection to the old con-fraternity.
Definitely worth seeing. If it looks closed but should be open -ask for the key from the nearby St John oratory. We nearly walked away but al friendly local pointed us to where to get the key.
Written September 10, 2016
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Luca D
Cantu, Italy136 contributions
Couples
The visit to this small Oratorio is definitely recommended.Eeven if there is a Church annexed to the visit, which is nice, the big star is the Nativity, an impressive real size sculpture covering the whole room that will impress you: really amazing.
Written June 14, 2016
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Couples
Just some steps from the other Oratorio another great attraction. Not only the sculptures, but the paintings are first class. It is also a must see issue.
Written August 24, 2015
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DanaeT
London, UK132 contributions
Couples
This is a fascinating church in Urbino, Italy, that is well worth a visit, especially to see the sculptures and wall paintings.
Written August 21, 2015
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
Couples
Included in the ticket to the oratorio di San Giovanni Battista, this is certainly the lesser of the 2 chapels. They are nearly across from each other, and if you do both, start with this one. The chapel is famous for it X-mas scene, which rather surprisingly looks very similar to modern versions, even though it is about 500 years old. There is a 2nd room to visit with barok decorations.
Written April 29, 2019
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Oratorio di San Giuseppe is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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