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Oratorio di Santa Cita, Palermo

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The weathered exterior of Oratorio di Santa Cita belies the treasures found inside: Giacomo Serpotta's angels and cupids climb the window frames and floral gardens of the white stucco interior, peeking out at you from every angle. The oratory, built in the 17th century to entreat the Virgin Mary to aid in the resistance against Muslim Turks, also houses a stucco drapery representing the conflict's historic Battle of Lepanto. Looking up, you'll find realistic works representing the mysteries of the Rosary, while along the perimeter stand ebony pews inlaid with mother-of-pearl, where the confrati used to sit. Make Oratorio di Santa Cita a centerpiece of your Palermo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Palermo family vacation planner.
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  • A true masterpiece of Sicilian baroque. Surprising not only the quality of the work but also the artist's interpretation of the individual sculptures. Well preserved
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  • Don't miss like that of San Lorenzo. An art of stucco and remarkable sculpture. Free audioguides.
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  • As other speakers of Palermo is worth a visit. In this the drapery with the battle of Lepanto is truly magnificent and impressive!
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  • Very beautiful and interesting. Tour the stucco chapel with a provided interactive tablet. With pictures and narratives, we can appreciate the background, the significant of art and history of the decoration.
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