Chiesa di San Matteo
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Monique-567
Cambridgeshire, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Friends
Near the Quattro Canti is Chiesa di San Matteo (1633). Curiously, this splendid church is often overlooked by English guidebooks. This is a pity, as the exterior of the church provides a stunning example of Baroque architecture. The interior of the church is equally impressive where, amongst other visual delights, visitors and worshippers are treated to Vito d'Anna's fantastic frescoes. In the basement there is a small, empty crypt that once housed the remains of sculptor Giacomo Serpotta, whose stucco statues adorn the church.

In February opening hours appeared to be a bit arbitrary, but as noted the church is well worth a visit. In fact, it was my favourite church in all of Palermo, and that's saying something, as there are many, many beautiful churches in the city.
Written August 26, 2012
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Tatiana T
Moscow, Russia841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Friends
I think it's one of the most beautiful churches in Palermo. Unfortunately it's in very poor condition.
But on the other hand, this dilapidation creates a special atmosphere.
Written October 4, 2012
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Richard F
Louisville, KY7,397 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
We discovered this beautiful historic church after visiting the Fontana Pretoria. It is a wonderful example of the Baroque architecture that is all over Palermo. Located just past the Quattro Canti you can't miss it.
Written December 24, 2017
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
The city has many churches and this one is on the main line road through town. It’s old and very nice and is just crammed in between other buildings.
Written April 5, 2024
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Elena P
Guadalajara, Mexico4,968 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
There are plenty of churches in Palermo to visit, this is one of those with a baroque style, nothing so special.
Written April 27, 2018
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S1477ZLdavidp
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
Great guide, Giulia, showed us around the mysteries of Baroque Palermo! Amazing experience and lovely art
Written July 23, 2017
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Richard
United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Go to visit this recently re opened church. Ask about Giulia who is amazing. And ask about the Beati Paoli...
Written July 23, 2017
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Marco C
Palermo, Italy3,115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
Often missed, although located in the most important street of the historic centre, San Matteo is a marvelous example of baroque church. With all its frescoes, paintings, stucco and marble work it would be among the top ones in Palermo, unfortunately all the interiors are much in need of renovation work (even though the state of partial decadence creates a somewhat fascinating atmosphere).
A small contribution requested at the entrance helps the association taking care of the monument to keep it open for visitors, we can only hope that renovation starts as soon as possible.
Written July 28, 2016
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mark b
Cincinnati9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Went into s. Matteo's because our b&b is adjacent. Best surprise of trip. Nadia gave a private tour with great info on artwork. We saw several of the secret passages used to flee and celebrate mass privately . Also saw the catacombs, now empty. A shame that the priceless art is deteriorating.
Written May 16, 2016
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Magellano81
Tortona, Italy40,413 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
St. Matthew's Church was a nice visit and at the same time a fortuitous discovery. Sometimes without any expectation there is the opportunity to visit beautiful churches, I was totally unaware of the presence of this beautiful example of Baroque building, the church inside is great, small but very rich in works of art, such as paintings and fine decorations. Really a place little known by mass tourism. I can say more, you should go there.
Written June 17, 2015
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