Sant'Ignazio all'Olivella

The Church of Saint Ignatius (Italian: Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio or Sant'Ignazio all'Olivella) is a Baroque church of Palermo. It is located in the ancient neighbourhood of the Olivella, in the quarter of the Loggia, within the historic centre of Palermo.

Church of Saint'Ignatius
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio all'Olivella (in Italian)
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Façade of the church
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
ProvinceArchdiocese of Palermo
RiteRoman Rite
Year consecrated1711
Location
LocationPalermo, Italy
Geographic coordinates38°07′14.34″N 13°21′38.63″E / 38.1206500°N 13.3607306°E / 38.1206500; 13.3607306Coordinates: 38°07′14.34″N 13°21′38.63″E / 38.1206500°N 13.3607306°E / 38.1206500; 13.3607306
Architecture
Architect(s)Antonio Muttone
StyleBaroque
Groundbreaking1598
Completed1622

The church belongs to the Congregation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri and was built starting in 1598. It is located near the former house of the congregation, now Regional Archeological Museum Antonio Salinas, and the Saint Catherine Oratory. It is believed that during 12th century Saint Rosalia, patron saint of Palermo, has lived in this area together her family.

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