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Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo

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A landmark

Built in the 1500’s it is another piece of ancient history in Sicily . We came upon it by chance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Halifax, Canada
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The unfinished church

In the heart of Kalsa, the church without a roof....unique with its own atmosphere quiet and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Via Dello Spasimo 13, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Built in the 1500’s it is another piece of ancient history in Sicily . We came upon it by chance and were amazed at the structure.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the heart of Kalsa, the church without a roof....unique with its own atmosphere quiet and contemplative

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vironment
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Built in 1503, this church is missing its ceiling, but that only seems to add to its loveliness. Slowly being restored after da age and service as both a hospital and a convent, you will be impressed by the flying buttresses along one side. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank prescott52_10
Reviewed June 5, 2018

A truely magical experience.. there’s something special about this place ..an aura of peace and tranquility.. the whole building oozes spirituality.... highly recommended!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank titusrex65
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

the ruin of an amazing gothic church with an big three in the middle and withouth the roof...really unique

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ValerieBuy45
Reviewed October 12, 2017

This partially ruined church (no roof) has gone through many uses in the course of its existence. Now, it is the home of the local jazz school and often hosts concerts in what used to be the main nave of he church attached to a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

This is a must if you come to Palermo. Not everybody has the time to explore this jem, but if you visit it during a sunny day I promise you a breathtaking experience and lovely pictures. The area is very "sicilian" in the good sense,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank marziaraimondo
Reviewed November 23, 2016

This church and surrounding building are out of the "tourist circuit" and it is worth a visit. Its history of being a place to support vulnerable people and its gothic architecture inspire awe. The church was never completely finished so has no roof and looks...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Cambridge77
Reviewed August 23, 2016

I would take a quick look at this place in the early evening, the main entrance is normally open for people to walk in and take a look, it's well lit and you might just be lucky enough to be there the same time as...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank sunclock
Reviewed June 11, 2016

I highly recommend this site for a visit in the late afternoon with the shades and the calmness it becomes magic

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Massimiliano C
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