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Oratorio di Santa Cita

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Address: Via Valverde 3, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 332779
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Must see in combo with the Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico

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

Reviewed 6 days ago
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank Susan1205
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank egiarte2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 all about their treasures..

Thank Neve30
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30 attraction reviews
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

Who would have thought that stucco could look so great. What an absolute gem this is. Well worth visiting.

Thank Alan B
Noosaville, Australia
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Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

I had seen this on a documentary last year and vowed to see it when I visited Palermo. Reasonably close to my hotel I walked to it in the rain. The whole visual experience, plus free audio guide was an unforgettable experience. Having seen stuccos the previous day in Castelbuono these were even better.

Thank Paul P
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Admission 4 Euros, well worth the price. The interior was beautiful, the inlaid mother of pearl benches were work of arts on its own. We went on a Monday morning and was not crowded at all.

Thank FYL003
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Reviewed March 3, 2017

For some reason we had a hard time finding this church which looks like nothing from the outside but in the end it was worth the time and effort. It is absolutely unique and each panel tells a story. We were there on our own but it would have been nice to have a guide to explain at least some... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

Breathtaking – I never thought I would say that about Baroque stucco sculpture, but to see the Oratorio at St. Cita in Palermo is truly, well, breathtaking. All is white, save for a few bronze elements: a lute, a sword, a lamb, a leave… Putti everywhere, babies with wings in adorable poses, with wonderful facial expressions, all created by Giacamo... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

Absolutely mind-blowing when you walk into the oratory. Could have sat for hours just looking at the figures and stories recounting the battle of Lepanto. Serpotta's skill as a sculptor was phenomenal. His cherubs are gorgeous, chubby life-like babies with different expressions as they look down on the other figures in the stories.

Thank Tatty239
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 9, 2017

We came to see the amazing art of Giacomo Serpotta, a superstar of Sicilian Baroque sculpture. The sculpture completely covering the inner area of the sanctuary is crafted with amazing detail and beauty. It is hard to believe that the precision in this work was achieved with stucco. The work was left in white which makes viewing very dependent on... More 

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