Santa Ninfa dei Crociferi Church

Palermo, Italy

Santa Ninfa dei Crociferi – dedicated to one of the patron saints of Palermo – is one of the first buildings erected after the opening of Via Maqueda, the second most important street of the city. The construction of the church began on in 1601. The construction was fostered by the Palermo Senate and financed with donations from several noble families of the city.

The original project was probably prepared in Rome. In Palermo many architects were involved in the construction: Giovanni Macolino, Giacomo Amato, Giuseppe Clemente Mariani, Ferdinando Lombardo and Giuseppe Venanzio Marvuglia. The church was open in 1660, but because of financial difficulties, the construction was completed only in 1750 with the conclusion of the façade designed by Ferdinando Lombardo. The church houses many artworks of important artists.

Some relics of Saint Camillus are held in the church. Sir John Acton was buried here after his death in 1811.



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Founded: 1601
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Baturalp Kitay (10 months ago)
One of many nice churchs in Palermo
Ann F (2 years ago)
Google maps told me this is where Oratario della Carità di San Pietro ai Crociferi is. I visited the church which has its own oratory. It was well worth a visit particularly as it welcomes visitors to a place of respite or contemplation and there is no charge.
Gedeminas Giness (3 years ago)
Huge and beautiful from the inside, from the outside like most buildings lacking maintenance
Andrea Soldati (3 years ago)
Bellissima chiesa settecentesca nel cuore di Palermo. Assolutamente da visitare.
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