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Cathedral of Palermo

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Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091 334373
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Description: This cathedral was started in 1184 to replace the Muslim mosque with a...
This cathedral was started in 1184 to replace the Muslim mosque with a Christian church, which contains the Royal and Imperial tombs of the patron Saint of Palermo, plus a treasury of precious Royal objects, holy vestments and chalices.
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Magnificent monument of mixed style architecture! You can't miss the cathedral if you are in Palermo and if you are not visit the cathedral is a good reason to plan your next trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Pavia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Magnificent monument of mixed style architecture! You can't miss the cathedral if you are in Palermo and if you are not visit the cathedral is a good reason to plan your next trip to this city!

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Oxnard California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Another great cathedral. It is fairly large and ornate. We purchased the tickets to see the treasury, crypt and roof. The treasury and crypt were okay, but the best place was the roof and the royal tombs (emperors and King of Sicily). You must buy that ticket and wait to go up. Nice place to take pictures. If you went... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As almoust other attractions on Sicily, the church was closed from around 12 till 4 PM. But, the church is much nicer from outside then from the inside.

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Due to a demonstration that was taking place our poor Driver had to negotiate the busy Streets of Palermo taking a route that was not familiar. We learned Italian for ******* was "Oh Dear" and our lovely Guide, Michele said "Hello" every time another vehicle got close(She said "Hello" a lot.) The Cathedral was beautiful, we only wish we had... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A mix of different archtectural styles that makes you both travel in space and time. The nextcoming Palazzo Diocesano is also a good point to visit.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Well worth seeing the inside small side chapels to the main alter. In all my global travel i have never seen this. Spoiler alert One side had a solid silver casket and candelabras as well as other decor for the patron saint of Palermo and the other side had a casket and alter made out of lapis lazuli. We paid... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

One of the nicer church/cathedrals in Palermo. This is another cathedral that draws influence from many different groups that have conquered territory in or near Palermo. If you are interested in architecture and influence on cathedrals in the Palermo area it is worth a visit.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Cathedral is one of the highlights of the city, well worth touring around it to appreciate its history and grandeur. The park area outside is very serene, especially on a hot summer evening, well located with many bars nearby. Well worth a visit

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Seoul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The outside was more interesting than the inside... but the inside is still worth a look, and you can also see some treasure, the crypt and the royal tombs for an additional fee and go up to the roof for just a little bit more. You could easily spend an hour or more looking around at everything.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We paid the seven euros to see the tombs, crypts and walk on the top. You can pay a separate fee to only walk the top but might as well see it all since you are there. You dont get to go where the bell tower is but you do get a nice view of everything. The tours are only... More 

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Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091 334373
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo

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