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Oratorio di Santa Cita

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Address: Via Valverde 3, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091-332-779
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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INCREDIBLE - get the comobo with Oratory of San Domenico

We had to check out this marvelous place after watching a documentary video on the area. The entire room comes alive in a 3D style setting, with majestuous and magnificent stories... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had to check out this marvelous place after watching a documentary video on the area. The entire room comes alive in a 3D style setting, with majestuous and magnificent stories told within a white marble (I think) design.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This oratorio has complete displays of stucco statues and a helpful guide. It is a better display than the Lorenzo oratorio where many figures have been removed, probably for restoration.

Thank Bruno1300
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've have visited many chaples, cathedrales and churches in Italy, but this is one of the most uniques chaple I have ever seen. I recommend taking the time to find this amazing place and enjoy the decorations as they come to life before your eyes. I think in addition to this amazing artist's work, it's the marble stucco that makes... More 

Thank ICTcooking
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

A lovely quiet peaceful church, seen on Sicily Unpacked and well worth visiting. You have to pay entry. About 4 Euros.

Thank Natasha6319
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This chapel,slightly off the main tourist track,is well worth the diversion.Here you can view the stunning marble stucco decorations of sculptor Serpotta,in a Baroque church. An added bonus was a small I pad given to visitors with a very interesting commentary, which really enhanced the visit.

Thank paulinehall33
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Have never seen plaster work like this. That said, it's worth 20-30 minutes of your time as you browse the city.

1 Thank CarolnRobb
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

A breathtaking display of Serpotta stucco art and craft! Unless (and even if) you’ve already seen some of Serpotta’s other works, the delicacy, detail, scale and beauty of his stucco art displayed all around this oratorio will impress and awe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

OK, I almost didn't go here. Who cares about kitsch plaster cherubs, right? Boy, was I wrong! These sweet little puttis are as lifelike and as full of life as real children. They make physical comments on the biblical scenes from holding a flame to someone's foot to struggling to hold up heavy draperies, to pulling each other's hair, or... More 

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Navasota, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Build between 17th and 18th centuries by sculptor Giacomo Serpotta. It is filled with putti cupids, angels. Beautiful!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Unique and beautiful art and sculpture at wants more words but I think my summary is sufficient. Don't miss

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