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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
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... more » 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. « less
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The cloisters are a peaceful oasis in a town full of tourists. Each pillar is different, and many have mosaic inlaid into the stone. All have carved tops, each different to the other. It was worth every cent of the 6 euro admission fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

easy access by car from Palermo. free entry to the church, very impressive and immense work of art made with millions of pieces of tiny and colorfull ceramics representing scenes from the bible. the cloister is also worth the visit. very impressed.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church. Mosaics must be seen in person to appreciate. Worth the drive from Cinisi. Very crowded. Found a parking spot nearby.

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dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Took the TOURIST "Hop on Hop Off Bus" from outside the main Train Station which has 3 routes and costs 25 Euros for all 3 routes and includes the smaller bus up to visit Monreale to this famous Dumo (Cathedral) in the winding streets of the village on the hill overlooking all of Palermo. You can take photos inside and... More

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Impressive cathedral not to be missed. There are NO public bathrooms in or around the cathedral area, which is outrageous given the amount of tourists. You’ll have to ask a restaurant or bar in the square. Also be aware of the opening and closing hours when planning your visit.

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Trencin, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you are into architecture, sacral art and decoration, especialy mosaics of a such huge amount, quality and walls area covered so that one cannot believe his eyes how this is possible to create and who did that labour from millions of small coloured pieces, how long it took to finish. The result is awesome art with many old testament... More

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Stockport, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very interesting monuments in a lovely little village not far from Palermo. Get the bus, as parking is impossible in summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took the bus up to see this attraction - at first not sure if to bother but after seeing the interior we understood why it's no. 1 on the list of things to see in Palermo. Entrance is free but there are a couple of places inside the Duomo that require payment to enter. The restoration and attention to... More

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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A really impressive Cathedral, well worth the trip inland to see it. It totally dominates the town of Monreale. We had a very informative guide who provided a whispered audio-description through our headsets (competing with others doing the same time!). Most striking were the mosaics which told the key bible-stories from Adam and Eve onwards to the largely-illiterate population at... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

For such a small town, the Duomo is way out of proportion, dominating the town in terms of size and grandeur. If you go to Monreale you have to visit the Duomo

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