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Chiesa San Benedetto

Via Crociferi, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 715 2207
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Absolute stunning

This is a drop-dead gorgeous church that still forms the core of a convent of cloistered nuns. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JohnRegoPark
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Rego Park, New York
Stunning Baroque interior

Entry Euro 5 - no -flash photography allowed. The interior of the church is a step-back into the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ken M
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Brisbane
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It’s possible to visit some amazing areas of the Benedictine cloistered Convent, the ruins of a roman domus recently found in its subsoil, the Church of Saint Benedict and its entrance: the stairs of the Angels. All this represents one of the most important baroque monumental complex. The tour includes the Macs – Museum of Contemporary Art of Sicily - located in the Convent ‘s little abbey.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Via Crociferi, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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+39 095 715 2207

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a drop-dead gorgeous church that still forms the core of a convent of cloistered nuns. You will be handed a tablet that has narration in a number of languages. This will lead you through various rooms where the nuns meet guests (behind grills)...More

Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entry Euro 5 - no -flash photography allowed. The interior of the church is a step-back into the times of the Baroque. Quiet dazzling - especially if you have the time to just sit and quietly contemplate the beauty. You are given a sheet to...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Not your usual Italian church... this Baroque gem has been lovingly restored and is really worth a visit. For 5Eu you get an audio guide which explains the vivid ceiling fresco murals which are really amazing with symbolic scenes. This is a more intimate church...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2016

Beautiful, well reserved paintings adorn the ceiling. A nun plays the amazing pipe organ during masses held daily

Thank David F
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We were staying on Via Crociferi (at B&B Nel Cuore Di Catania, which I strongly recommend) so popped in on our way back one afternoon. The ticket also gives you entry to the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is interesting. The Inside of the church...More

Thank ZaraVP
ChiesaSanBenedetto, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Chiesa San Benedetto, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Dear visitor, thanks for your review. It's a pleasure for us that you enjoed the full tour, having moreover the possibility to hear the prayers of the nuns during your staying. We hope to see you again here in Catania Kind regards, Staff - Historical...More

Reviewed 17 October 2015

Open all day..A mobile commentary (various languages) is provided for the various rooms and their contents all clearly marked and explained to improve the historical understanding

Thank daviescj
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Via Crociferi in Catania is one of the most beautiful streets in the world. This church is one of the beautiful elements of the street with its beautiful stairs at the entrance. Inside, the church is wonderful.

1  Thank Alessandro B
Reviewed 23 July 2015

There are many baroque frescos about the life of St. Benedict and other topocs. I highly recommend this church which has roman house (domus) in the begining.More

Thank marijansesvete
ChiesaSanBenedetto, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Chiesa San Benedetto, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2015

Dear visitor, thanks for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the visit. The roman house (domus) found in the subsoil of the convent is just an introduction to the tour, like a “surplus” that proves the various rebuilding of the town after different earthquakes...More

Reviewed 8 July 2015

We paid 5 euros see the museum and the church. Actually there is no museum. The painting in the church are beautiful but not much more then other churches.More

Thank Schembri G
ChiesaSanBenedetto, Responsabile reception at Chiesa San Benedetto, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2015

Dear visitor, thanks for your review. The beautiful frescoes of the church are an example of the Baroque of Val di Noto, Heritage of Unesco still 2002. The Church is inside a cloistered convent and, for this reason, it was created the guided tour inside...More

Reviewed 14 October 2014

Spectacular frescoes, mixed with some roman ruins underfoot and a baroque angelly staircase; well worth a visit.

1  Thank carmel_crawford30
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Sara M
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5 EU includes audio guide - worth it
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