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Oratory of the Rosary of St. Dominic (Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico)

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Address: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 332779
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This oratory is decorated with master artwork of Italy's native sons...

This oratory is decorated with master artwork of Italy's native sons including painter Pietro Novelli and the sculptor Giacomo Serpotta.

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Beautiful Stucco Work by Serpotta

Just behind St. Dominica church is the small but mighty Oratory of the Rosary. For a few euros you can have a self-guided tour of this beautiful Baroque space. It is small but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Just behind St. Dominica church is the small but mighty Oratory of the Rosary. For a few euros you can have a self-guided tour of this beautiful Baroque space. It is small but extremely interesting, especially to me at least the stucco work by Serpotta. We focused in with our cameras on the many cherubs high on the walls and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Baroque in full force at this marvellous work of art, that happens to be a church. Combine with a visit to St. Cita and be blown away by craftsmanship of the highest order - equal to that found in Florence. St. Cita was my favourite of the two, for the stucco that was like intricate icing, the expressions on the... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

While we were looking for the Oratory of S. Cita, we stumbled upon this Oratory and were able to get a combo ticket for both locations (which are walking distance of each other). The best part is that there is an audio guide included that tells you all about the work that's been put into this Oratory. Not a big... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

There is a small charge for entrance into the oratory. The interior is a mix of Late Baroque stucco work by Giacomo Serpotta and framed easel paintings on the walls. Dominating the space is Antony van Dyke's Madonna and St Dominic. Serpotta's ladies adorning the walls are in elegant eighteenth century costumes. If you don't have much time but would... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Serotta stucco of the Graces modeled on Palermo's aristocratic women. Stunning is the van Dyck's Madonna with St. Dominic. The black and white majolica tile floor is dramatic too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

The decorations and history of Giacomo Scepotta are on display and provide fantastic viewing with the stucco works and other artistic methods on display. A worthwhile visit

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Entrance to this Oratory was included in the entry ticket to its sister site in S Cita some 300 metres away but did not rank as high an attraction, in my opinion.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Even with our map, we had trouble locating this place. However, it was worth the effort. It's a small place but jam packed with paintings and sculptures that almost overwhelm you. All that is capped off by Van Dyck's huge painting behind the altar. Sometimes I think that some sculptures get lost in huge cathedrals, but here the size of... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

This place was a little hard for us to find. We headed down Via Roma and ended thinking the church of St. Dominic was the correct one - it's actually behind it. A rather unassuming front, but the inside is incredible. So much more than I expected. I went here because I wanted to see the Van Dyck painting behind... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Less frequented than the Oratory of Santa Cita but well worth a visit. More Serpotta cherubs and statues but different enough to Santa Cita to make it worth visiting both (on the same composite ticket) if you have time.

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