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San Giuseppe dei Teatini

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Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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A beautiful church with a deceiving entrance

We were visiting Piazza Pretoria across the street from this church. We knew there was a church due to the domes and towers but the entry was so nondescript as to be missed. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2016
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Ridgefield, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We were visiting Piazza Pretoria across the street from this church. We knew there was a church due to the domes and towers but the entry was so nondescript as to be missed. It isn't open all of the time but after we finished exploring the Piazza Pretoria, the side door was open so we went inside. I was amazed... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This church is directly off the Quattro Canti at the centre of Palermo. We found the interior dark, boring and unmememorable.

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Juan-les-Pins, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

So many details that you can spend a week just in this church alone. it is a must. Easy to find it since it is just next to all the best attraction in town.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Chiesa San Giuseppe - Another huge church in the Quattro Canti area equally as impressive as so many we've already seen, but kind of dark inside with a heavy feel to it... Amazing art!

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West Palm Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This magnificent church located some yards from the hotel where I was staying in central Palermo was built by the Theatine (Teatini) Canon Regulars Roman Catholic male religious order in the seventeen hundreds and is huge for a parish church. The founder of the Theatines was Saint Cajetan and by now in 2015 the number of active Theatine members has... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I do agree with other reviewers that the church exterior is rather austere, except for the shining dome with a blue and yellow majolica covering. But wait... you enter the church and the first glance at the stunningly elaborate Baroque interior literally takes your breath away. Majestic nave divided by two rows of elegant marble columns, exuberance of the white... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Do not be put off by the dull exterior on a busy street.The church is beautiful - a gem of Baroque ! But what I liked best was the statue of St .Joseph with Jesus by the hand ! It is not common to see such a represention !!! Definitely worth seeing!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

If you have a yen to see baroque at its finest, then do not pass up the chance to visit this church if you are in Palermo. It is likely often missed because tourists focus on the Quattro Canti (Four Corners). The southwest corner actually takes some space out of the church. If you were expecting a regular church given... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We were wandering around Palermo on a Sunday when they had conveniently closed several of the central roads and walked into this fabulous church. Unassuming from the outside it is truly awesome inside with the ceiling being the highlight. Really worth seeking out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Wild decoration baroque style is fabulous.So skilled were those artists! Loved the pretty chapel in grey and white marble with floral designs..lovely. Do not be put off by dull exterior on busy street.

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