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Chiesa San Benedetto

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Admission Ticket to Church of Saint Benedict
From US$ 5.74*
Admission Ticket to Church of Saint Benedict
From US$ 5.74*
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The house of the cloistered nuns of Saint Benedict was built from April 1334, then it was razed to the ground by the earthquake of 1693, which spared only five out of the sixty religious who used to inhabit it. The church and the monastery were...more
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Via Crociferi, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 715 2207
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

I was lucky as a nun let me look round after a service and only me in before they closed the church. It is one of many stunning churches in the city and particularly this street.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Good looking A tour worth the entrance up the observation deck. Beautifully decorated church, and interesting history

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kalervo S
Reviewed 11 October 2018

It took us a while to locate the entrance as we were looking for the usual doorway to a church or cathedral. Nope, its an incongruous door just next to the archway across the road. Once inside you follow the audio tour directions until you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard3150
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Definitely worth the 4 Euro tour up the tower, with interesting facts about the Church and great views over roof-tops.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 17 June 2018

The audio guided tour is SO well done. We combined our visit here with our visit to the monastery and paid a reduced price for purchasing both tix at the same time. Highly recommend a visit to this church it is spectacular with painted ceilings,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Angie R
Reviewed 11 June 2018

I found this church to be much prettier and more ornate than Basilica Cathedrale Sant' Agata. It had beautiful frescos all over the church, a beautiful main altar and color everywhere you looked. It is located about 5-6 blocks from the main square and cathedral.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is a drop-dead gorgeous church that still forms the core of a convent of cloistered nuns. You will be handed a tablet that has narration in a number of languages. This will lead you through various rooms where the nuns meet guests (behind grills)...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Entry Euro 5 - no -flash photography allowed. The interior of the church is a step-back into the times of the Baroque. Quiet dazzling - especially if you have the time to just sit and quietly contemplate the beauty. You are given a sheet to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Not your usual Italian church... this Baroque gem has been lovingly restored and is really worth a visit. For 5Eu you get an audio guide which explains the vivid ceiling fresco murals which are really amazing with symbolic scenes. This is a more intimate church...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank winesfoodfun
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Beautiful, well reserved paintings adorn the ceiling. A nun plays the amazing pipe organ during masses held daily

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank traveldiver53
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Sara M
14 June 2016|
Response from winesfoodfun |
5 EU includes audio guide - worth it