Is one of the largest baroque residence in Palermo, in the core of the historic centre.
It’s had several functions (for example Seat of the Senate, Seat of the Railway Administration and middle school) and it has been ransacked during the years. In 1984 the Provincial Government acquired it and started restoration works, then granted to the Fondazione Sant’Elia that made it its statutory seat. Thanks to Fondazione Sant’Elia the Palace today is accesible to the city and the visitors.
Fondazione Sant’Elia was established in 2010 and since 2012 is a legal entity governed by private law. His purpose is to promote the spread of culture as essential element for the development of civil society. Since 2013 it has been managing Palazzo Celestri Santa Croce e Trigona di Sant’Elia and Loggiato San Bartolomeo, which host temporary exhibition. Fondazione Sant’Elia is a 360° cultural hub, working both on visual art, musical and literary activities. It cooperates with private and public institutions, collectors and offers the opportunity to host meeting and event.
Via Maqueda, 81
MON 09:30 – 18:00
TUE 09:30 – 18:00
WED 09:30 – 18:00
THU 09:30 – 18:00
FRI 09:30 – 18:00
Last admission 30 minutes before