Capuchin Friars in Nicosia

Reasons to visit the Convent

The Convent boasts an ancient history, founded by Capuchin fathers around 1500.

The monastery’s structure is the third largest of Sicily, and despite being transformed into a prison in 1866, it continues to be a very suggestive place, especially for the wonderful garden surrounding it, where various events are organized. Here, you can spend peaceful days, and enjoy spiritual retreats and convent life.

Opening times

Every day, from 10:00 am to 12:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
To visit the Convent please contact, at least 24 hours before, the Associazione “Ecomuseo Petra D’Asgotto” (phone number +39.339.4986986, e-mail

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