San Giuseppe dei Teatini, Palermo
San Giuseppe dei Teatini is a church in the Sicilian city of Palermo. It is located near the Quattro Canti, and is considered one of the most outstanding examples of the Sicilian Baroque in Palermo.Plan to see San Giuseppe dei Teatini and other attractions that appeal to you using our Palermo online trip itinerary planner .
The church was built at the beginning of the 17th century by Giacomo Besio, a Genoese member of the Theatines order. It has a majestic though simple façade. In the centre niche is housed a state of San Gaetano, founder of the Theatines order. Another striking feature is the large dome with a blue and yellow majolica covering. The tambour decorated with double columns, and was designed by Giuseppe Mariani. The belfry tower was designed by Paolo Amato.
The interior has a Latin cross plan with a nave and two aisles, divided by marble columns of variable height. The inner decoration is an overwhelming parade of Baroque art, with stuccoes by Paolo Corso and Giuseppe Serpotta. Great frescoes can be seen in the nave, in the vault of the transept: these were painted by Filippo Tancredi, Guglielmo Borremans and Giuseppe Velasquez. The frescoes were severely damaged during World War II, but have been accurately restored. The most important piece of art is however a wood crucifix by Fra' Umile of Petralia.
San Giuseppe dei Teatini Reviews
Una visita in questa chiesa non vi deluderà per la religiosità che si respira all’interno. Ubicata ai quattro canti. more »A visit to this church will not disappoint you for the religiosity that you breathe inside. Located at four songs.
Als je in Palermo maar 1 kerk bezoekt moet het deze zijn. Overdadig versierd, overal marmer in alle vormen en kleuren. more »If you only visit one church in Palermo, it must be. Lavishly decorated, everywhere marble in all shapes and colors.
Nice place. Worth discovering it
Another beautiful cathedral in Palermo. There are so many.
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