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beautiful church

From the ground up to the ceiling and all around you on the walls, magnificent art is worth looking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
nine52
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A superbly beautiful church with enough reliefs to inspire ore in any who enter. With tickets from... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Adam C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank nine52
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Palermo has many, many churches(chiesas) but a visit to this one is worthwhile, if only for seeing the incredible frescos and carvings.

Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank jane s
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Hun_Macus
Reviewed 15 May 2018

One of the most beautiful churches we ever saw. Not large but extremely rich and luxurious in its decor. Watched a local wedding there: obvious were good acoustics and a good voice of the priest.

Thank Lana V
Reviewed 12 May 2018

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

Thank John N
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