San Giuseppe dei Teatini is a Roman Catholic church on via Vittorio Emanuele, at the southwest corner of the Quattro Canti, in the historic center of the city of Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy. The east flank of the nave faces the Fontana Pretoria, across the piazza from Santa Caterina. San Giuseppe is an example of the Sicilian Baroque in Palermo.
The church was built at the beginning of the 17th century by Giacomo Besio, a Genoese member of the Theatine order. It has a majestic though simple façade. In the centre niche is housed a statue of San Gaetano, founder of the 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.
DAVID SNYDER | Dec 17, 2017
Impressive frescoes and stuccowork in the nave and apse along with some other beautiful works of art.
Wadih Maalouf | Sep 21, 2017
I have never seen a better interior design for a church ever !!! One of the best ever ❤
marcus alexander | Oct 2, 2017
One of the most breathe taking churches I ever seen . A must visit point in Palermo
gnldesantis | Jul 19, 2017
Outstanding example of Sicilian Baroque. A gem.
Anna S | Jan 8, 2017
Try to visit the church on a sunny day when there's enough light to enjoy it in its full glory...
Lorna Davison | Jul 30, 2018
As baroque as it gets.
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