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Address: Via Valverde 3, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 332779
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Sculptures by a stucco master

This a small chapel distinguished by stucco sculptures on every wall. The putti and statues of women who look as though they might have been French court ladies are astonishing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Frances C
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a small chapel distinguished by stucco sculptures on every wall. The putti and statues of women who look as though they might have been French court ladies are astonishing. Worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You enter through a dull looking door and are soon amazed at the interior. Palermo is packed with fantastic churches and this is one of the most stunning.

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Yomitan-son, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The exterior & most of the church's interior are not worth the stop, but the main altar and one small chapel should make it worth your wild. The main altar has a large white marble relief sculpture which is really nice but the main reason to stop is the ornate marbled inlaid side chapel. Very impressive and outshines some of... More 

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Thank Tony D
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Amazing stucco work. It's like being inside a huge meringue cake. The craftsmanship is unbelievable.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I saw this wonderful oratory with its fabulous stucco work in a BBC documentary programme about Sicily and, because I was so impressed, I was determined to see it. The Via Valverde is a narrow street of rundown buildings off the Via Roma and it is very easy to miss the entrance to the oratory, which faces away from you.... More 

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Province of Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This oratory is a must for those visitors who want to see beautiful maserworks of Serpotta and understand the Baroque glories of Palermo during the Spanish centuries.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

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 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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