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Exquisite stonework and carvings

There are so many beautiful churches in Palermo, but this one is a don’t miss. No admission and... read more

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A must see

This really is a stunning over the top church with great art work. It really takes your breath away... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Piazza Bellini 2, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are so many beautiful churches in Palermo, but this one is a don’t miss. No admission and photography is permitted

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This really is a stunning over the top church with great art work. It really takes your breath away when you first see it. Take time to sit down and look around at the details in the artwork. Enjoy.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Baroque is not really my thing, but the quality of worksmanship in this vast church is stunning. Very interesting to see all the grilles associated with the church associated with an order of nuns.

Thank pjg3
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this church recently and was amazed at the pure baroqueness of the decoration. It has an interesting history (read your guide book!) and really merits close scrutiny.

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

It is by far the most beautiful chruch I’ve seen in Palermo. You won’t regret visiting it. The ticket is 2€ for students and groups or if you have tickete from other churches.

Thank 634marta
Reviewed 13 July 2018

From the ground up to the ceiling and all around you on the walls, magnificent art is worth looking and staying to admire

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

A superbly beautiful church with enough reliefs to inspire ore in any who enter. With tickets from other churches it’s 2 euros. Check out the relic of Abraham and Ishmael.

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Climb the rather nondescript steps to the entry, pay your 3 euro fee, step inside and see the jaw-dropping extravagance of the interior décor. The church replaced the original building, part of the convent complex, and dates to 1566. Completed in 1596, it was not...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We visited here, debating whether to choose the simple ticket or to go around the tower as well for an extra €2. Deciding on the latter we entered into the main nave and it's really rather impressive. Next step to check the tower. We were...More

Thank Alex V
Reviewed 1 July 2018

I attended in the evening for a puppet show about the life of Francis of Assisi. I was not impressed with the puppet show but the church is very impressive. It is 3 euros to enter.

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