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Oratorio di Rosario di San Domenico, Palermo

Oratorio di Rosario di San Domenico - Palermo, Italy
Oratorio di Rosario di San Domenico
Via Bambinai, Palermo, Italy 90133Map
+39 091 8431605
Neighborhood: Tribunali/Castellamare
Overview

Also called Oratorio del SS. Rosario, this oratory was the work of G. Serpotta and was built in the 16th Century. The inside walls are entirely decorated and there is no interruption in the illustrated story. In fact, the wall itself seems to disappear under the rococo stucco decorations and the figures follow each other with harmony and a wonderful narrative sensibility. On the entrance wall, the huge drapery, held up by putti, highlights the central panel representing the battle of Lepanto. Above and to the side, in five other panels or "little theaters," the "Glorious Mysteries" are depicted. Worth mentioning are the "Joyful Mysteries" and the "Sad Mysteries" and the allegorical figures, which represent Fortress, Meekness, Abundance, Family, Peace, Jewish Law, Hospitality, Royalty, Penance, Deposition, Happiness, Honor and Charity.  

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Oratorio di Rosario di San Domenico General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday from 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM, Tuesday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM, Tuesday to Friday from 03:00 PM to 05:30 PM, Saturday from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • Type: Religious
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