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. Plan your Oratorio di Santa Cita visit and explore what else you can see and do in Palermo using our Palermo trip itinerary site .
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  • Your visit to this oratory has been a nice surprise. At the entrance to an Dostoevsky's famous phrase, "beauty will save the world". Palermo really needs to rediscover its beauty and show it to the world. The oratorio raporesenta the triumph of skill and intelligence of the ancient builders of Serpotta: chubby cherubs and funny, female allegorical figures of refined elegance, the harmony of the project. Good idea of the reduction in the cost of the ticket for those visiting the monuments sacred circuit. Friendly staff, very useful and comprehensive free audioguide. Only for art lovers.
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  • It is one of those places where you wouldn't want to leave. Who comes to Palermo should enter the Oratory of Holy one cites among the top priorities.
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  • I did not know at all the original Serpotta skills ... Holy one cites one example is fantastic ... Monument that should not be missed.
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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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  • As you enter the Hall the surprise effect is such as to keep visitors literally stunned! Suggest you follow with particular attention the descriptions provided by the audioguide to fully capture the complexity of the design of decorative work and its main figures. Those who appreciate the value of silence and tranquillity will find it appropriate to make the visit in the early morning on weekends, in order to avoid, as much as elsewhere is cheerful and joyful, to pupils to cackling.
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