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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
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
I'm sure you shouldn't say that, but in St Caterina you have the lot: Lapis Lazuli, story painting, the most munificent altar and general decorations. It's big too but not always open to the public. It's located in piazza Pretoria so there are many other...More
We were lucky enough to just walked by this fantastic temple in a night when a roof tour was open in late evening. For 5 euros we had a fantastic view of Palermo and the specially illuminated Pretoria fountain.
The interior of the chiesa is...More
The high art of Sicilian Baroque leaves much Euro baroque exotica way, way behind..here excess upon excess seems too much at first , but as you slowly walk around you'll marvel at the exquisite detail, unexpected humour & subtle colours..all stunningly restored as if made...More