San Giuseppe dei Teatini

San Giuseppe dei Teatini is a Baroque marvel of a church opposite the Fountain of Shame. It’s a colourful spectacle that shouldn’t be missed.


The church, also close to the Quattro Canti, is considered one of the most outstanding examples of the Sicilian Baroque in Palermo.

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The church was built at the beginning of the 17th century by Giacomo Besio. Below is a rather blurry shot of the spectacular ceiling fresco.


The church suffered a lot of damage during the second world war and its ornate frescoes had to be painstakingly restored.

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Inside the rather austere exterior there is a wealth of beautiful details at every turn.

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From plump little marble Putti peeping out at you to flickering candles left behind to commemorate loved ones and send hopes and prayers directly to the man upstairs.

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Even if you’re not religious, you can still appreciate the iconic Sacred Hearts and aura of peacefulness that pervades this old structure.

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Published by Derbyshire Gal

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