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What a surprise

Apparently this Oratory is only open for a limited number of days during the year and we were so... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Bangor, United Kingdom
Fascinating seamen's church

This small 18th century church has models of trading and fighting ships and fishing vessels given... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Alis P
Toronto, Canada
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30 Oct 2018
“Small church near the harbor”
28 Dec 2016
“What a surprise”
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

The church, which dates from 1347, stands on a rock at the foot of the San Giacomo hill. It was built by fishermen to honor Saint Elmo, the patron saint of seamen.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Apparently this Oratory is only open for a limited number of days during the year and we were so lucky to be able to visit. Wonderful maritime artefacts and art work. Well worth trying to visit.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 278arthurg
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This small 18th century church has models of trading and fighting ships and fishing vessels given given to it by sailors as votive gifts for their safety.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Alis P
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Stumbled on this after deciding it was too far to go to - tripadvisor address was wrong. The church is on the Corso Guiglielmo Marconi. Just a few steps up from the road. A small but fascinating little church. A walk down the hill from...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank telcotraveller
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this church just behind our hotel. Unusual combination of crucifixes and boats. There was a rehearsal happening so beautiful sounds of horns and singing

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Kim K
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The Oratorio of Saint Erasmus is a bit of an oddly unique confluence of the sacred and the mundane. It speaks clearly of both faithful piety and calloused hands. It's unusual to see powerful crucifixes surrounded by vessels and vestiges of the sea, and an...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank preglad
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