Cappella Bonajuto

Cappella Bonajuto, Catania: Hours, Address, Cappella Bonajuto Reviews: 4.5/5

Cappella Bonajuto
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
Cappella Bonajuto is one of the few tangible witnesses of a far away era (the Bizantine era), which however may be seen and explored, but mostly lived through the careful management of this corner of history, which has made all this possible. Once here you can choose to visit the chapel and its past, or choose it as an ideal location for your events or important occasions. The experience will take you back in a time that began at the beginning of the VI century A.D. "Cappella Bonajuto: Historical site. A Bizantine monument immersed in the heart of Sicilian Baroque" Walking on Via Vittorio Emanuele, entering its narrow and ancient streets, you'll find one of the strongest monuments of Medieval Catania: Cappella Bonajuto awaits you in all of its reborn splendor to be lived, just as it was in the past. The religious building, dating back to approximately the VI century is found in the 'Civita' neighborhood, and this is where the Chapel resisted the terrible earthquake of 1693. It is rich with repertories from the 400's and from medieval times. The paintings and decorations are very rare. Concerning its original location, the ground level of the building has dropped over two meters due to the earthquakes and lava flow. Salvatore, popularly known as Salvatorella, was integrated in the construction of the home residence of the Bonajuto family in the 4th century. In the 1930's the chapel was renovated by Paolo Orsi and Sebastiano Agati.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Neighborhood: Centro Catania

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dekomo
Moscow, Russia1,285 contributions
They dislike visitors
May 2018 • Solo
I had 2 days to visit cappella living just around the corner. First day, the door (about 11 a.m.) is just closed, no announcement. The staff in the touristic office nearby has no idea (well, they could make a call but it's too burdensome for them). Second day, the door is open but cappela is not visitable because of some event. That's all you should know about their attitude.
For the information, visiting hours are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. dayly.
Written 16 May 2018
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WHGC
Madison, VA85 contributions
Noteworthy for its Antiquity
May 2017
The chapel is not much to see, but it is noteworthy that it is a Byzantine Chapel inside the Baroque Bonajuto Palace.
Written 26 May 2017
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BlerimGreeny
109 contributions
Wonderful environment and restaurant
Feb 2017 • Business
We were a large group of guests. Environment is extraordinary. You are inside of V-VI century Bizantine church which has great walls made of stone. Service and food is delicious. Strongly recommended!
Written 4 February 2017
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usacobbler
Dublin532 contributions
Great spot with great info provided by staff member
Jul 2016 • Solo
I was delighted to find this due to the history around it and it's age plus how it somehow survived the earthquakes, etc when most structures did not. It is a beautiful space and the amazing young woman who was working the ticket desk gave me a personal tour (I am glad it isn't popular because I had it to myself). The information was interesting and it was a stop I am so glad I made. The location is down a lane way next to a wine bar but there is a large sign for it on Via Vittorio Emanuele 2. Do go and check it out!
Written 16 July 2016
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ciaoLincoln
Lincoln, UK272 contributions
A hidden gem in a busy city
May 2016 • Couples
This place takes some finding, but what a surprise once you get there.
The entrance fee is minimal and you even get an historical overview, and yes by a very pleasant person.
Not a lot to see but you can feel the history once you are inside.
I understand it also caters for business meetings, pity I don't get the chance to host these in Catania.
Written 21 May 2016
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Alessandro B
Catania, Italy580 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2015 • Family
A very ancient chapel, now used for having a really particular location for conferences and meetings in the center of the town.
Written 15 March 2016
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Diana V
Brussels, Belgium48 contributions
Great for organised lunch/dinner
Feb 2016 • Business
Very good location to have an organised event in Catania. Special atmosphere, reminding of a chapel but cosy at the same time.
Written 9 February 2016
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