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Historical Religious Buildings (Part 1) (Self Guided), Palermo

Religion has always played an important role in the lives of the Italian people. Thus, it is little wonder that the great city of Palermo features a plethora of churches, cathedrals, and temples. Here is the first part of Palermo's religious buildings walking tour.
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Historical Religious Buildings (Part 1) Map

Guide Name: Historical Religious Buildings (Part 1)
Guide Location: Italy » Palermo (See other walking tours in Palermo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: Lilly
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Chiesa Santa Caterina
  • Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Chiesa San Domenico
  • Chiesa Sant'Ignazio al Olivella
  • Oratory of the Rosary of Santa Cita
  • Chiesa di Sant Mamiliano
  • Chiesa Santi Pietro e Paolo
  • Chiesa Anglicana
Chiesa Santa Caterina

1) Chiesa Santa Caterina

The church was erected by the Dominican sisters in the year of 1566. The building use to serve as a monastery in the 14th century. Its inner ornamentation dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The Chiesa Santa Caterina features a unique style of Baroque architecture, evident due to its combination of texture, sculptures, mixed marble, stucco, and frescoes.
Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi

2) Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi (must see)

Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi is one of the few remaining buildings from the Renaissance era. The church has undergone several improvements over the centuries and was also severely damaged on multiple occasions. Despite the restoration, Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi still maintains its simple facade and beautiful Gothic portal.
Chiesa San Domenico

3) Chiesa San Domenico (must see)

The Church of San Domenico is the second most important church in Palermo after the Cathedral. The church is located in a square of the same name in the old district of La Loggia. The church was built in 1458 and incorporates baroque style characteristics.
Chiesa Sant'Ignazio al Olivella

4) Chiesa Sant'Ignazio al Olivella

Sant'Ignazio al Olivella is a beautiful church that was built in the late 16th century on the very same ground where, according to historical records, the Villa of San Rosalie once stood. The Church was designed by Venazio Mareglia. The facade of the monument is formed by two different towers.
Oratory of the Rosary of Santa Cita

5) Oratory of the Rosary of Santa Cita (must see)

The Oratory of the Rosary of Santa Cita is a small chapel built in the 16th century. It is situated near another interesting sight - Church of Santa Cita, from which it takes its name. It was built in gratitude for Virgin of Rosary's intervention during the Battle of Lepanto. On the wall you can see scenes from this battle and also the New Testament, realistically portrayed.
Chiesa di Sant Mamiliano

6) Chiesa di Sant Mamiliano

Chiesa di Sant Mamiliano is located at the Piazza del Pretorio. The church is housed in one of the oldest buildings around the city of Palermo. It is presumed that Chiesa di Sant Mamiliano was the first Christian church of the early bishopric era and was constructed on the ruins of a pagan temple.
Chiesa Santi Pietro e Paolo

7) Chiesa Santi Pietro e Paolo

Santi Pietro e Paolo is a terrific Renaissance church designed by the skilled Italian architects - Giacomo Serpotta and Domenico Castelli. The architects also created the wonderful stuccoes on the inside.
Chiesa Anglicana

8) Chiesa Anglicana

The Chiesa Anglicana was built in 1872, during the British Protectorate. The church was designed by Mr. William Barber, but all the expenses were covered by 2 wealthy families – the Inghams and the Whitakers. In 1875 the Chiesa was opened for worship. During the World War II, the Anglican Church was used by the U.S. Forces.

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