Historical notes

The building occupies two squares, one Pretoria where the Aquile Palace, seat of the city and town hall is located in the Vergogna fountain, called so because of the nude statues, and Bellini square, which is overlooked by The Martorana and San Cataldo . Is a church built in the 16th century, with a single nave and decorated with a lavish marble mixed with apparatus, stucco and frescos, typical of the Counter-reformation. It is adjacent to the convent of cloistered nuns Domenicane  who, unseen and the choir could assist behind the grate at liturgical functions. (CLOSED FOR RENOVATION)

Summer opening hours

9.30 a.m. to 18.30 hours

Sunday & holidays:
9.30 a.m. to 13.30 hours

Winter opening hours

from Monday to Sunday:
9.30 a.m. to 13.30 hours


Piazza Bellini - 90133 Palermo
Tel. +39 338 7228775
Tel2. +39 338 4512011


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