Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli, Palermo

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Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli is located in Palermo. To visit Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli on your holiday in Palermo, and find out what else Palermo has to offer, use our Palermo itinerary planner .
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  • A beautiful church in the city of Palermo. A place rich in ornaments, sculptures and paintings
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  • Way back in 1490 A.D. construction on this site began as a Franciscan shelter for needy and sick people known at the time as Gancia. Today this has become the site of a spectacular church featuring on...  more »
  • We visited this church after seeing the Martorana Church, and Santa C aterina ... and of course, this, much more bare, the impact delusi...ma us then, thanks to the talented and passionate Guide, we were able to capture the little gems of this church which the stuccoes of the Serpotta, the works of Pietro Novelli, typical marbles of Baroque Palermo , the wooden ceiling, the beautiful organ ... the thing that intrigued me the most was the find that the chapel dedicated to our Lady of Guadalupe, owned by the Spanish Royal family, is closed by a wall of cardboard because it should be restored and hence is completely invedibile.
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  • 2.5€ to get in
  • Besides the Church complex including a cloister with visit to the premises occupied by the State archives. Place that would need maintenance, but overall in good condition and definitely worth visiting
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  • Splendid example of 16th century Church. Of particular interest is the use of polycentric arch in the facade.
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  • Watch out for the so-called "pit of salvation", a hole of 4 April 1860 during the popular revolt against the Bourbons.
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