Santissimo Salvatore Church

Palermo, Italy

The Church of Most Holy Saviour (Santissimo Salvatore) was built starting in 1682 in the area of an ancient female Basilian monastery founded by Robert Guiscard in 1072. The building was designed by the architect Paolo Amato, but also Giacomo Amato and Angelo Italia were involved in the construction.

It was said that Constance, Queen of Sicily (1154-1198) had been confined to the church as a nun since childhood due to the prediction that 'her marriage would destroy Sicily' before 30 when she was eventually engaged for political reason.



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Founded: 1682
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Marina Iljina (16 months ago)
Paid entrance, dirty toilet, no toilet paper... but interesting place and way to make money.
Katerina Chaukina (2 years ago)
Beautiful church turned venue. There is also access to the dome with great view over the central Palermo. Worth €5 ticket
M V (2 years ago)
God needs money. He needs 2.5 euros to let you in his church. So, if you want to pray in this church, you'd better have money.
Claudia Aguirre (2 years ago)
This is a must. The view over the rooftop is the best in Palermo.
Kuala Bound (3 years ago)
Terrace around the dome is not yet open.
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