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Oratorio di Santa Cita

Via Valverde 3, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 332779
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Just wonderful

I was very keen to visit the Oratoria di Santa Cita after watching the documentary series "Sicily... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
A Stucco Masterpiece

This is one of three oratorios in Palermo, but this one is probably the finest. The walls are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Via Valverde 3, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 332779

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was very keen to visit the Oratoria di Santa Cita after watching the documentary series "Sicily Unpacked" where Art Historian, Andrew Graham-Dixon showed Italian Chef, Giorgio Locatelli here these stucco sculpture works by Giacomo Serpotta. I was not disappointed. The works are fascinating. There...More

1  Thank Hetty52
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of three oratorios in Palermo, but this one is probably the finest. The walls are covered with stucco figures (that look like marble sculptures) from thought provoking to playful (cherubs especially). The work is by artist Giacomo Serpotta and is magnificent. Make...More

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the accolades on Trip Advisor are true. This is one of the most amazing spaces in the city. The interior dazzles with brilliant stucco decorations. When you enter you will be handed a computer tablet with the price of admission, and this will...More

1  Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just... Amazing. The detail, the beauty and weight of history, culture and religion. The age and the sophistication. Profound, an absolute must see for lovers of art, architecture and history.

Thank VincentRvanH
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

A lovely chapel with walls covered in decorative plasterwork made to look like marble. The scene of the battle of Lepanto on the back wall was particularly striking.

Thank Genjidog
Reviewed June 11, 2017

The stuccodecoration is just breathtaking. I have never seen anything like that. Its offwhite without colour and has little theatrelike scenes that features scenes from christ life. The best of the best is a scene from the battle of lepanto

Thank Matthias S
Reviewed May 27, 2017

It is a must see and not very far to walk from the archaeology museum or Teatro Massimo. Strangely enough it was 1 of only a couple of places that we visited that had a souvenir shop within its confines. You are given audio guides...More

Thank Mike345048
Reviewed May 17, 2017

A well done audio guide is free with admission for both Oratorios. I'd suggest seeing Rosario first.

Thank Susan1205
Reviewed May 16, 2017

This is most beautiful Oratorio Barroco! It is a wonderful gem in the middle of the old town. A must see

Thank egiarte2017
Reviewed May 2, 2017

This is one of the best place to visit if you are in Palermo. It is really AMAZING!! Unfortunately, it is not always open and noone will explain you anything about it. It is sad to see that people in Palermo do not care at...More

Thank Neve30
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