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Church of Sant'Agostino, Palermo

Church of Sant'Agostino - Palermo, Italy
Church of Sant'Agostino
Via Sant'Agostino 75, Palermo, Italy 90134Map
+39 091 584 632
Neighborhood: Palazzo Reale/Monte di Pietà
Overview

This is a delightful medieval church founded in the 13th Century by the noble families of Chiaramonte and Sclafani, whose coat of arms appear on each side of the main entrance. The simple facade of Saint Agostino is embellished by a rich rose window with the Agnus Dei, and is surrounded by twelve little columns. The main entry has the typical two-toned Gothic-Catalan patterns made of tuff and lava stone inlays. The entrance on the south side is a fine piece of late Gothic style by Domenico Gagini and Giuliano Mancino, with plant life patterns intertwining about scenes from the Old Testament. The passage preserves a late Roman sarcophagus. The interior was redone in a baroque style in the 18th Century, with elegant white and golden bas-reliefs and stucco statues by Giacomo Serpotta, representing saints and four eternal women on clouds, personifying the Virtues. On the northern wall, by the main entrance, there are some fine paintings representing Saint Sebastian by G. Albina, and Saint Thomas by G. Salerno. Further one can admire a 17th-century stuccoed wooden pulpit and a fine golden wooden choir. The church has a fine 16th-century cloister whose columns preserve some medieval elements, and a graceful fountain and baroque sarcophagus.

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Church of Sant'Agostino General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday to Saturday from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM, Sunday to Sunday from 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Type: Religious
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