Purgatorio Church

Agrigento centre

The Purgatorio Church includes rich frescos and eight sculptures made by the artist Giuseppe and Giacomo Serpotta

Considered a tiny gem of Agrigento, the Purgatorio Church, also known as San Lorenzo Church, was built in 1650 with the typical Sicilian Baroque style. The facade is delightfully divided by a series of pillars with gorgeous decorative elements providing a dramatic effect to the architecture. The interior of the church is characterised by rich frescos and eight sculptures made by the artist Giuseppe and Giacomo Serpotta, representing the virtues: Love, Simplicity, Charity, Prudence, Justice, Religion, Fortitude and Meekness. Visiting the church visitors can discover its marvellous painted ceiling, the gold crucifix, the central presbytery which shows the Souls in Purgatory and an amazing golden chapel with a massive Christ statue of the XVII century.

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Opening hours:

April – October
Tue – Sun 10:00 to 13:30 and 15:30 to 19

November – March
Tue – Sun 10:00 to 13:30

Admission: Free

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