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Address: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 091 640 4413
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Description: The Cathedral of Monreale is the greatest monument of Norman Sicily. The...
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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The Cloister is Spectacular

While there isn't a fee to see the mosaics, there is one to enter the cloister. It's minimal and worth it. The cloister is quite large measuring nearly 50 meters per side with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

While there isn't a fee to see the mosaics, there is one to enter the cloister. It's minimal and worth it. The cloister is quite large measuring nearly 50 meters per side with a combined 230 columns. In the southwest corner is the Arabic fountain. It too has columns and arches surrounding it. While it is in a totally different... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral is beautifull, decorated with impressive paintings or rather mosaics on the walls and ceilings. After visiting the Cathedral we spent half of the time looking for Duomo, because it has been described in various sources as two different objects. Howevere all local inhabitants answered us, when asked, that there is only one cathedral which is the same "Duomo".... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It is a magnificent place. Visit the cloister and the church! With all its mosaic covering the inside of the church and most of the pillars in the cloister, you could spend hours on end, just admiring the tile works. You could also spend hours taking photos of every angle of this majestic work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visited Monreale by hop on hop off bus. It only costs an extra 5 Euro on the top of 20 Euro ticket for 24 hrs hop on hop off, but it's worth it. The bus to Monreale leaves from stop #1 @ certain times a day, the staff will let you know. It's on the top of a hill which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is the italian name for the same thing - see my review for the Monreale Cathedral. Basically, I think the Palatine Chapel is a knockout and this cathedral comes 2nd best. But, if you want free entry, no queues, etc then go here. If you can, do both.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A wonderful ornate cathedral in the charming old town of Monreale, 15 minutes outside Palermo. Don't miss the beautiful cloisters at the side of the Cathedral

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It is 6€ entrance but it is very nice inside. You can sit down and stay longer just enjoying this beautiful place. It is in shade and has also a fountain, so it is quite good also for hot days. A men was making reconstruction of the masterpieces, so the place is maintained well. Some people were here on guided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Famed for its glorious golden mosaics, Monreale is perhaps the finest Norman building in Sicily The Duomo and cloisters is the only real attraction in Monreale although it is a pleasant area with lots of cafes and souvenir shops. Ensure that you climb to the top of the building because the views over Palermo are breath taking and definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

we enjoyed deciphering all the stories on the walls; the foldout from the outside vendor helped although not completely accurate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Monreale is a beautiful area with plenty of culture great food and friendly people, a must see for all travelers!

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