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Address: Sicily, Italy
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Built in 1625, this imposing religious complex consists of a convent and...

Built in 1625, this imposing religious complex consists of a convent and the grotto-shrine where the remains of the Saint were said to be found.

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Unusual Church

So their is a modern church built on the site but the chapel built into the cave is the interesting part. It is dedicated to St Rosita who lived in this cave and helped save... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
Lee L
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Valhalla, New York
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Valhalla, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

So their is a modern church built on the site but the chapel built into the cave is the interesting part. It is dedicated to St Rosita who lived in this cave and helped save Palermo from the Plaque.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Poised atop Mount Pelagrino and built into a cave, The Shrine of Santa Rosalia is the most beautiful, eccentric church I've ever been in. You really have to see it to appreciate it's beauty.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This Shrine Santa Rosalia is intriguing and fastinating - the church os built within the mountain rocks, definitely worth seeing its unique.

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1 Thank Kenneth F
Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

From Poilteama bus 812 took us on the scenic trip to Monte Pellegrino. Probably being Sunday there were traffic jams and the bus was often stopped, which of course was great for viewing the vistas. And we were unhurried. On arrival the dominant backdrop of sheer rock was impressive. It was intriguing to find out that the major church was... More 

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

This shrine is the oddest, most eclectic church I've ever visited. It's a good distance from the port. (Cruise visitors can make the trip during the port call, if they arrange transportation; I have reviewed transportation for this visit in a separate review). I would definitely combine a visit to the shrine with a visit to the summit of Monte... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

This is the place you must see in Parelmo! The church locate on the top of mountain and impress me so much i never forgot! Strongly reccomend to visit it, drink there fresh orange juice in local stores and admire the view!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

or be moved by the story of Rosaiia and how she saved Palermo from the Plague in the early 1600's. It's a long drive up Mt. Pellegrino, but the views are breathe-taking. The shrine itself seemed glitzy to me and the parking area was host to multiple souvenir stands selling tacky stuff. I can't recommend going out of your way... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2009

Really amazing place... difficult to describe...so powerful and spiritual. The Church is more reminiscent of an ancient shrine or temple with marble statues, columns and altars. All around There are candles and votive gifts to the saint.

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