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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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Very beautiful place! Lots of mozaic ! Pretty spectacular and worth a visit! The ceiling is really impressive!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful place! Lots of mozaic ! Pretty spectacular and worth a visit! The ceiling is really impressive!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Worth the walk up all those stars - though taxi is available for those with mobility issues. The decoration within the church is intended to be awe inspiring and it still works. Remember to have something to cover shoulders and legs otherwise you go through an elaborate cover up process at the door. Unlike the mosaics in Palermo this is... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The outside of this building is quite ordinary, but the inside is incredibly ornate. It is reminiscent of the Capella Palatina in Palermo and the argument as to which is the finer could be a very long one. Suffice it to say that the artwork, the skill and the craftsmanship that produced this building was second to none. We saw... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Amazing place, the mosaics are stunning, the whole place is very OTT. My personal preference is for the Capella Palatina in Palermo but this was meant to outdo that. The cloisters are also lovely and if you have time, go and pay two euro and climb the stairs in the back corner for a great view.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The mosaics in this church will take your breath away! Prepare to spend much more time than you normally would, and take an audio guide. Try to avoid the weekends, it gets packed! Make sure you visit the museum, it is fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Taking the 45 minute bus ride to get a break from Palermo, Monreale was a lovely quaint town, the duomo is very nice to visit, and the views and small shops were great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Monreale itself was a great place to visit and the Duomo was just icing on the cake. Can't say enough about the history, the beauty. If you're fortunate enough to visit this part of the world don't miss the Duomo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

An amazing experience! A beautiful Norman cathedral depicting the story of the bible in intricate and colourful mosaics. A real feast for the eyes One of the most interesting cathedrals I have seen

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Although this was not that easy to reach from where we were in Palermo, it was definitely worth the effort . The mosaics are some of the most impressive I've seen anywhere in the world. It evokes the brilliant artistry of the ages. We know a couple who was married here last year and so it was even more meaningful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I had to leave the buidling twice and re-enter before I could start taking in the splendour, the craftmanship, the symbolism, the political stragegy. I strongly suggest reading up before visiting and if yo have good knowledge of the Old Testament (Bible) even better. I will have to visit again to start to unserstand this building.

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Address: Address: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 091 640 4413
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Monreale

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