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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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.

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New York
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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.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

After visiting San Lorenzo, this should be on everyone's itinerary. The Battle of Lepanto in stucco work is an amazing tour de force but there are many other wonderful studies. But is it too much to ask for a painting over the Altar which would really do justice to this interior?

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Blind River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This Oratorio is small, and with everything practically all in white, it is surprisingly attractive. The detail in the stucco is incredible and in excellent shape. It takes a while to take in the workmanship. The altar stands out because of the colour there . A good comparison if you visit any of the other Oratorios in Palermo.

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Pace del Mela, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Probably the best example of Baroque architecture in Palermo. Definitely worth a visit. From there you can take a nice walk to the near open-air market of Vucciria.

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