Chiesa Sant'Antonio Abate

Chiesa Sant'Antonio Abate, Taormina: Address, Chiesa Sant'Antonio Abate Reviews: 4/5

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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,262 contributions
Jun 2021
This very small church sits just outside the Porta Catania. It holds a collection of carved cork and wood miniatures that create a very elaborate Nativity scene set behind glass.

It is worth a quick look if you pass by.
Written 10 August 2021
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Andydjp
Stotfold, UK571 contributions
Oct 2019
This is an old church that is now a sort of museum for a nativity scene. To be honest we found it all a bit odd. There are religious statues but most of the interior is taken up by what is allegedly a wooden nativity scene behind large panes of glass. Maybe we just didn’t get it but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go there unless I was passing.
Written 9 October 2019
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,085 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Church of St. Antonio Abate (patron saint of animals) is a former church, now known in English as “Museum of Nativity Scene.” During World War II, it was blown apart by bombing, and then rebuilt from the ruins, using the original materials. Beautiful nativity scene inside, made from carved pieces of cork.
Written 8 March 2019
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Lyvia K
24 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This little church is near the gate to the ancient part of Taormina, and worth stopping for a minute to enjoy. The church contains a large nativity scene, mostly made of wood, with charming little scenes. I was glad I stopped to see it.
Written 1 October 2018
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Carmen F
11 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
A beautiful, artistic very large crib on show. Very interesting to visit. Otherwise the church is rather bare.
Written 17 August 2018
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,718 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
This small church is little more than a container for an intricate diorama of the history of Taormina. It is on the downhill end of Corso Umberto before the Duomo.
Written 2 July 2018
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The church, while historic, is small and fairly plain. It was therefore a delight to find that much of the interior was taken up with a large nativity scene, made in timber, re-creating the town of Bethlehem.

The point comes when you get church fatigue in Sicily, so it was a delight to discover something different.
Written 10 June 2018
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
This church is located just beyond Porta Catania, looking from inside of Taormina. Very old and intersting, built in the same style as the Cathedral of Taormina.
Written 23 August 2017
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Moses P
London, UK847 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
Interesting stoney church with a bell tower just outside the Porta Catania di Taormina. Small interior. One of several churches in Taormina. I would not be disappointed if I have not seen it.
Written 11 July 2017
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bepper263
Brussels, Belgium4,848 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
The Church is located at the end (or at the beginning, depending on your arrival in the Sicilian town) of Corso Umberto, Taormina's main street, with its shops, its bars and restaurants, historic buildings that make it a beautiful setting.

S. Antonio Abate is in fact one big crib offered to tourists. A local parish priest, Salvatore Cacopardo, created it in 1953.

I think especially for younger visitors this will be an interesting stop, with scenes of everyday life reproduced by artists with a very high level of quality and realism, as contained in the composition also many of the historic buildings of the city.

What clearly dominates is the Nativity scene with Mary kneeling and Joseph turning his gaze to the baby Jesus.

A short visit, which does not require too much time, but it certainly will like.
Written 21 February 2017
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