Santa Caterina d'Alessandria or Saint Catherine of Alexandria is a Roman Catholic church with a main facade on Piazza Bellini, and a lateral Western facade facing the elaborate Fontana Pretoria, in the historic quarter of Kalsa in the city of Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy. In front of the main facade, across the piazza Bellini, rise the older churches of San Cataldo and Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (or the Martorana), while across Piazza Pretoria is the Theatine church of San Giuseppe and the entrance to the Piazza of Quattro Canti. Refurbished over the centuries, the church retains elements and decorations from the Renaissance, Baroque, and late-Baroque (Rococo) eras. This church is distinct from the Oratorio di Santa Caterina found in the Olivella neighborhood.
In 1310, the rich Benvenuta Mastrangelo in his last will endowed the foundation of a female Dominican convent. The monastery was dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria, and was sited on the location of the former palace of George of Antioch, admiral of Roger II of Sicily.
Marco Currenti | Sep 24, 2017
Staff are rude, have to pay twice to actually see the entire church. The church itself is very nice
DAVID SNYDER | Dec 18, 2017
Extraordinarily beautiful interior.
Walter Russo | Jan 14, 2017
Worth a two euro entry fee. Very well-kept and preserved in its breath taking style . It is adviced for people staying in Palermo for more than two days.
Marcin M. | Oct 23, 2016
Worth of 2 EUR entry. Royal Palace should be the same price after excluding Palatina Chappel from regular entry ticket.
Félix Brassier | Jan 9, 2017
Beautiful place and monument in the centre of the city
A | Jun 17, 2018
Gorgeous, detailed, bright, baroque. Expect an entrance fee of €2.50 or with a discount of €1.50, I believe. There's so much detail here to look at. One of the top in Palermo.
Krystel Mata | Jun 23, 2018
Christina Vassiliou | Aug 15, 2018
Amazing church and view of the top
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