The Church of Most Holy Saviour (Italian: Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore) is a Baroque-style, Roman Catholic church located on #396 of the ancient main street of the Palermo, the Cassaro, presently Via Vittorio Emanuele, in the ancient quarter of the Albergaria of the city of Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy.
This site for the present church was formerly the location of a Basilian monastery and church dedicated to the Saviour, founded in 1072 by the Norman Robert Guiscard. The church and monastery continued having royal patronage under the Swabian rule. It was said that Constance, Queen of Sicily (1154-1198) had been confined to the church as a nun since childhood, due to the prediction that "her marriage would destroy Sicily" before 30, when she was eventually engaged for political reasons. In 1501, the monastery was converted to the Latin Rite.
gnldesantis | Jul 19, 2017
Now the church is an auditorium, and although having fallen into disgrace and decline after Italy was united (as several other places across southern Italy), it still keep a strong pure beauty. Don't miss it. Also, the guides are so knowledgeable, kind and passionate that will make you love the place even beyond its objective brilliance.
Davide Moro | Aug 13, 2017
A without doubt nice church, especially for its uncommon ellipse plant and the plenty decoration. Unfortunately the admission is not free
Shani Feldman | Apr 16, 2017
The view is terrific. Definitely worth the climb and the 2.5 euros .
DAVID SNYDER | Dec 29, 2017
Not the most spectacular church in Palermo.
Kurtis Chua | Mar 6, 2015
Great Panoramic view and nice theater like church Definitely should be visited. Church had cool architecture and a climb to the tower is a must do. Will give a good workout and a great view of Palermo
Krystel Mata | Jun 24, 2018
Amazing church and amazing view from the Dome
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