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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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Thank God for Sicily and her churches...

Dear all, I hope You will have enough time to visit Cathedral of Palermo. Most of churches in Sicily are stunning, fantastic example is cathedral of Enna, with extraordinary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Dear all, I hope You will have enough time to visit Cathedral of Palermo. Most of churches in Sicily are stunning, fantastic example is cathedral of Enna, with extraordinary altar and original Renaissance inroof. Palermo is a large city and couple of days is needed to find most interesting places. Unfortunately we have had to leavePalermo, going to Genova with... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This cathedral is well worth a visit. The outside grounds are lovely. If you are a European church enthusiast, you will also find the inside worth the visit. The conflict between the Norman king and the bishop of the Palermo cathedral is an interesting story, as is the smaller, but equally interesting, cathedral built in Cefalo.

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harrogate north yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

In the heart of the old town just off Free to all. We visited in February on a three day stay in the town. We had not sought this building out but came across it by chance. Sitting in lovely gardens we thought it was closed, as it was covered in banners with protestors sitting precariously on the roof. We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A must. One of the most interesting cathedrals you will ever see. Just from looking on the outside you can just imagine it's rich history, but don't stop there. Go inside and see one of Palermo's most magnificent structures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a wonderful cathedral inside and out and I would highly recommend a visit. We visited the tombs and also lit a candle. We went with my sisters family and the teens enjoyed it more than the young ones.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Enjoyed the outside of the cathedral more than the inside. It is quite stately and majestic looking.

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Wonderful outside looking like a royal palace, so we think it is a royal church. It is several minutes on foot close to the King's palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

What a gorgeous cathedral. I would definitely recommend a visit. The highlights for me included the silver tomb holding Saint Rosalie's ashes, the gold line on the ground outlining which zodiac sign is current (where a spot of sunlight shines on the area depending on where the sun sits - very clever), and the grave for the modern-day Saint. Due... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Cathedral dominates the piazza, The exterior incorporates Baroque, Islamic, Catalan Gothic and Norman styles of architecture. The south portico is especially fine Catalan Gothic dating to the second half of the fifteenth century. The interior is massive and mostly neo-classical and plain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It was Sunday and they were holding a mess in there. I was raised catholic but now am an atheist BTW, but nonetheless I enjoyed the sombre atmosphere.

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