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Duomo di Monreale

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
0039 091 640 4413
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Monreale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The Cathedral of Monreale is the greatest monument of Norman Sicily. The monumental complex...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The Cathedral of Monreale is the greatest monument of Norman Sicily. The monumental complex, consisting of the Basilica, the monastery and the Royal Palace was built in the twelfth century.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We were on a cruise, that tour entailed entering via many steps at the front, however we made our own way by taxi its about 10 minute ride, the driver parked in the pretty square I now know why the tours stop at the front with all the steps there is no way buses can get up there through very... More 

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Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have seen my share of cathedrals.... but this one is for sure amongst the most magnificent buildings I have seen. The richness of its intererior decoration is incredible. The variety of scenes and the techniques of the artists are baffling. It is a bit of a detour to drive up to Monreale from Palermo, but it is worth it... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The scale and vitality of the mosaics in the Duomo are quite overwhelming. Do not miss the enchanting Cloister next door

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is the monumental cathedral which you may not miss while staying on Sicily. It is one of the most magnificent churches I've ever visited. Take your time to enjoy as much as you can from the centuries-old mosaics. Outside, you get a marvellous view as a bonus.

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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

absolutely beautiful :) stunning decor, mesmerising mosaics, climbing to the top extremely reasonably priced and lovely views.

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Hellertown, PA
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was a pleasant surprise to me. After a while you can get serious cathedral overload, but this place amazed me. Perfectly preserved with beautiful mosaics, it was one of the prettiest and more interesting cathedrals I've seen. It is located high on a hill outside of Palermo, so there is lots of walking to get there, but most worthy... More 

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South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

For 6 euros, we expected to see something other than the cloister courtyard. Yes, the pillar mosaics were nice. But not worth the fee.

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a place that is difficult to drive to. We managed to squeeze our small Jeep Compass through harrowingly thin streets to get to the parking lot for the duomo. You take an elevator up to street level and proceed to the left to walk into town. The Square and the Duomo become obvious. On entering be prepared to... More 

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lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I saw a lot of buses arriving the Duomo. When I come in I hardly can believe. It is one of the most beautiful churches I have been

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It is good to have a good guide who knows the details about construction and symbolism of the church and interior decoration

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