Santo Spirito Monastery

Province of Agrigento

The Santo Spirito Monastery is one of the most known medieval building still standing in Agrigento.

The Santo Spirito Monastery is a convent founded by Cistercian nuns around 1299. Set on the top of steps just off the main street Via Atena, the nuns are still housed in this residence. To the locals this abbey is also known by the name of “Bataranni.” This is one of the most known medieval building still standing in Agrigento

The gothic entrance of the convent leads you to a large cloister. The monastery is divided on two floors. On the ground floor is made up of a chapel with structures of the 1300s, the Aula Capitolare and the large refectory (dining room). Upstairs on the first floor is the dormitory where some medieval paintings are still visible. On this top floor there is also a small Civic Museum.

Admission Fee:

Free to the Monastery/ €2.50 for the Civic Museum

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 1.00pm & 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm


Via Santo Spirito

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