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Cathedral of Palermo

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091 334373
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Ranked #19 of 156 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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Erding, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately, the cathedral was undergoing restoration and part of the spectacular front was covered in scaffolding - disappointing, given that this is what we wanted to see!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Architecturally impressive and interesting from the outside, but the inside is surprisingly plain and boring. Just walk around the grounds and don't waste your time going in, there are better churches in Palermo!

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is an awe inspiring size,set in an elegant piazza.the campinale alongside looks lovely lit up in the evening.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Very interesting building, the tomb of Santa Rosalia is a sight to behold, completely made from silver. There is also a chapel where if you look closely behind the altar you will see a skull pearig from behind a curtain.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The rooftop tour, free, and brill views. Glittery icons and beautiful marble interior. Occasionally a venue for weddings!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A mix of architectural styles makes this different to many duomos in Italy & with large open courtyard in front you can appreciate it scale & competing styles Interior is relatively plain but much history with the tombs of Palermo Kings

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fantastic historic site, with interesting architecture, history and a wealth of treasures - not to mention the calming crypt and invigorating rooftop adventure!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The cathedral is right in the centre of the beautiful city of Palermo. It is visible from pretty much any second level window and needs to be visited if you end up in this part of the world. The cathedral is a real mix of styles, with many cultures contributing to a stunning structure.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Though larger, this cathedral is a close second in beauty to the one at Monreale . I am grateful we had the chance to see them both. Another "don't miss" in Palermo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The outside of this cattedral is amazing, inside is nice, have inside a cripta very nice !!! This is one of the most popular cattidral in the world, the other one is the cattidral of Monreale !!!

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