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Beautiful Historic Church

We discovered this beautiful historic church after visiting the Fontana Pretoria. It is a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Richard F
Louisville, Kentucky
Splendid Church with lots of mysteries

Great guide, Giulia, showed us around the mysteries of Baroque Palermo! Amazing experience and... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
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Dec 24, 2017
“Beautiful Historic Church”
Apr 27, 2018
“Nice baroque church”
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Via Vittorio Emanuele 257, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

There are plenty of churches in Palermo to visit, this is one of those with a baroque style, nothing so special.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

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.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Great guide, Giulia, showed us around the mysteries of Baroque Palermo! Amazing experience and lovely art

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Go to visit this recently re opened church. Ask about Giulia who is amazing. And ask about the Beati Paoli...

Thank Geepee A
Reviewed 28 July 2016

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...More

Thank Marco C
Reviewed 16 May 2016

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...More

Thank markbN8303EI
Reviewed 18 June 2015

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...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2012

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.

4  Thank Tatiana T
Reviewed 26 August 2012

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...More

4  Thank Monique-567
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