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Cathedral of Palermo

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091 334373
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Ranked #17 of 162 Attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

So big and beautiful, the external facade with its gothic towers impress a lot. You have to pay attention to the mosaic of the Virgin which is just above the main entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The history this cathedral has is well worth a visit! You can see the different centuries in the architecture. Make sure to seek this out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

the cathedral is awesome . It is an awesome and breathtaking architectural icon. One of the lovely things is it doesn't cost any euros to get in. it will cost if you want to visit the crypts and rooftop. There is a recent addition of a display honoring a martyred priest who was killed by the mafia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a beautiful cathedral and the crypt and sacred treasures section are well worth a visit at 3 euros. The cathedral was very crowded the first time we tried to visit.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

They are a lot of churches in Palermo, must be thousands in Sicily. The roof top walk gave a great view of the old city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Love this Cathedral....I've been there several times everyone is always warm and welcoming. Their was a group singing chant, gave me goose bumps <3

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was a lovely Cathedral and a must see in the evening when it and the grounds are all a glow with lights.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

interesting building outside but the inside was not particularly, especially as we had already seen some fantastic stuff in Palermo

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After seeing the Cathedral at Montreale and the chapel at the Palazzo Reale, the cathedral while an imposing and historically significant structure, is disappointing inside.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Unusual combination of architecture, outstanding silver in chapel. Great views from dome and set in a lovely square.

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