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Cathedral of Palermo

Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091 334373
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Ranked #17 of 140 Attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This cathedral was started in 1184 to replace the Muslim mosque with...
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

so special because of the building styles they used inside it is a very big Church, with the sacophagus , which can be visted for euro 1,50

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The floors are interesting and the priest who was assassinated by the mafia is on the path to sainthood.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Everytime I go to one of the city in Europe, I always spend at least 15 - 30 mins to check out their Catherdal. Palermo Cathedral is one of the big one. It's nice and simple inside. In Palermo, you will find many churches. Some are smaller but each its very own characteristic. If youl like architectural and historical building,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a magnificent edifice, beautifully framed and pleasant with palm trees. We admired the multi-styles resulting from long centuries of building and alterations, from its founding in the late 1100s. The overall impression of the interior is whiteness and restful. The long central nave lined with columns, each with a statue, is tremendous. There are many decorative features, frescoes... More 

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What a sensational and ancient structure filled with marble inlay and crazy beautiful art. Light a candle and think of someone you love.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very pretty. It was a rainy day and we decided to attend mass at the cathedral. It was absolutely gorgeous. The cathedral itself is very imposing and beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The cathedral is a popular tourist attraction in Palermo. It has some interesting features including an astrological clock on the floor which is highlighted by the suns rays through a gap in the roof. There are some attractive paintings and sculptured challises etc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a grand old cathedral with superb mosaics, and lots of statuary. There is a shrine to a local priest who was murdered by the Mafia. This adds local color.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very handsome 12th century cathedral. Nothing not to like. On the A list of things to see. Dedicated to Santa Rosalie patron saint of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

beautiful cathedral. If you like history and architecture, it is a good place to go. But it was under reconstruction the time we went. Did not have the chance to see the whole cathedral.

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