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Oratorio di San Giuseppe

Via Federico Barocci 42, 61029 Urbino, Italy
+39 0722 910259
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Realistic stucco nativity

Originally I walked Via Barocci to visit the other Oratorio but I am so happy I stopped to visit... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Tracy E
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New York City, New York
Stunning nativity sculpture

Amazing sculptural nativity scene by Brandani (1545-50) which is set in a cave-like chapel to... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
annelainea
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London, United Kingdom
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The oratory of saint Joseph is one of the most beautiful and ancient monuments of Urbino, property of the st. Joseph Confraternity. It is composed by a church builted in the 17th century with a lot of frescoes, some paintings and a colossal statue of saint Joseph. There are also a sacristy with a beautiful wooden painted wardrobe, a little chapel called "dello sposalizio" and a unique room with a crib in full size made by the artist Federico Brandani in the 1550, the oldest crib in natural size in the world. In some showcases are exposed several silver objects from 18th Century, donated by cardinal Albani, and there is also a section of Confraternity History with ancient uniforms and objects.
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13 Feb 2017
“Realistic stucco nativity”
10 Sep 2016
“Stunning nativity sculpture”
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Via Federico Barocci 42, 61029 Urbino, Italy
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Originally I walked Via Barocci to visit the other Oratorio but I am so happy I stopped to visit this as well. A beautifully rendered stucco nativity scene which was a highlight of my stay

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Amazing sculptural nativity scene by Brandani (1545-50) which is set in a cave-like chapel to recreate the atmosphere of the nativity. The sacristy has some interesting portraits including one billed 'James the Third' of James Stuart ( the 'Old Pretender'). I hadn't realised he had...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

The visit to this small Oratorio is definitely recommended.Eeven if there is a Church annexed to the visit, which is nice, the big star is the Nativity, an impressive real size sculpture covering the whole room that will impress you: really amazing.

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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Just some steps from the other Oratorio another great attraction. Not only the sculptures, but the paintings are first class. It is also a must see issue.

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Reviewed 21 August 2015

This is a fascinating church in Urbino, Italy, that is well worth a visit, especially to see the sculptures and wall paintings.

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