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San Giovanni dei Lebbrosi

Via Cappello 38, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #53 of 155 attractions in Palermo
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I was only able to see this church from outside, as it was not open when I tried to visit. So it will be high on my list for my next trip to Palermo. Anyways, it is not difficult to reach at all, I walked from the main railway station, but I saw buses passing by also coming from the... More

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Gent, België
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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

The church lies within a little garden, approximately 2kms from the city center. It has al the 'trimmings' you come to expect from a norman romanesque church in Palermo. When you go there don't forget to have a look at the nearby medieval bridge.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2009

According to a legend the church was built in 1071 while the Normans were besieging the city. After the capture of the castle of Yahia (only a few traces remain in the floor of the church) the Normans built on its foundations a church dedicated to St. John. The small church is considered one of the oldest Norman style buildings... More

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