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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
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
London, United Kingdom
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The oratory of saint Joseph is one of the most beautiful and ancient monuments of Urbino. It is composed by a church builted in the 18th century with a lot of frescoes, some paintings and a colossal statue of saint Joseph. There are also a sacristy with a beautiful wooden wardrobe, a little chapel called "dello sposalizio" and a room with a crib in full size made by the artist Federico Brandani in the 16th century, the only original crib in this size in the world.
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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
+39 0722 910259
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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

Thank Tracy E
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.

Thank Luca D
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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