Santa Teresa alla Kalsa Church

Palermo, Italy

The Church of Saint Teresa is located in the quarter of the Kalsa, within the historic centre of Palermo.

The church was designed by the palermitan architect Giacomo Amato and was built between 1686 and 1700. It was decorated with works of important artists like Ignazio Marabitti, Guglielmo Borremans, Sebastiano Conca, Giovanni Odazzi, Giuseppe Serpotta and Procopio Serpotta.

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Via Savona 14, Palermo, Italy
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Founded: 1686-1700
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Tiziana Ro (16 months ago)
Gmmy (Gmmy) (2 years ago)
The church of Sante Anna and Teresa d'Avila alla Kalsa is a baroque building that overlooks the Piazza Kalsa in the homonymous district of Palermo. Beghe, diatribes, spite, retaliation, vetoes crossed with the monastery of the Assumption, the opposition of the Benedictine monastery of the Immaculate Conception marked the birth of the institution to the point of inducing the construction of the Conservatory of San Pietro or "Retreat" in «Porta Sant'Agata ». 1628, the Duke of Montalto and Maria Paceco Princess of Paceco, are the promoters and patrons of the construction with the consent of the Archbishop Cardinal Giannettino Doria. 1629, Pope Urban VIII grants the nulla osta by issuing a special papal bull on 21 July. 1651, Purchase of the land at "Porta dei Greci" and adaptation of the Gambacorta palace to the cloister. Here stood the primitive church. 1653, The monastery is founded by the Discalced Carmelites under the title of «Sant'Anna and Santa Teresa» on 12 March. 1686, Start of construction of the current church based on a project by the Palermo architect Giacomo Amato. 1706, Inauguration and blessing of the new place of worship. 1711, solemn consecration presided over by Bartolomeo Castelli bishop of Mazara del Vallo and brother of the Prioress. 1809, The new church and monastery are connected by a passage overpass. 1866, Subversive Laws. The entry into force of the new rules entail the abolition of the institute. 1924, The demolition of the church of the Madonna delle Recommended at «Porta Vicari» involves the transfer and assembly of the main altar, the side portal and other furnishings. 1947, Reconstitution of the institute by the Discalced Carmelites on February 20. 1982, the church is declared a sanctuary.
Riccardo Rossi (2 years ago)
Very beautiful church
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