Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio

Local nameSanta Maria dell’Ammiraglio
LocationMetropolitan City of Palermo, Italy

The Church of St. Mary of the Admiral, also called Martorana, is the seat of the Parish of San Nicolò dei Greci, overlooking the Piazza Bellini in Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy.

The church is a Co-cathedral to the Eparchy of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanian Catholic Church, a diocese which includes the Italo-Albanian communities in Sicily who officiate the liturgy according to the Byzantine Rite in the ancient Greek language and Albanian language The Church bears witness to the Eastern religious and artistic culture still present in Italy today, further contributed by the Albanian exiles who took refuge in southern Italy and Sicily from the 15th century under the pressure of Turkish-Ottoman persecutions in Albania and the Balkans. The latter influence has left considerable traces in the painting of icons, in the religious rite, in the language of the parish, in the traditional customs of some Albanian colonies in the province of Palermo.

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Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 9:30 am - 1 pm, 3:30 - 5 pm
Sun: 9:15 - 10:30 am

More information and contact


Phone +39 345 828 8231

Address Piazza Bellini 3, 90139 Palermo, Italy

Coordinates 38°6'53.082" N 13°21'46.366" E

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