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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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Mosaics. Gold, green. Awe-inspiring and majestic. Best appreciated when the interior lights are on. Definitely worth a visit.

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

Mosaics. Gold, green. Awe-inspiring and majestic. Best appreciated when the interior lights are on. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

one of the most beautiful cathedrals we visited embellished with gold ceilings, statuary and incredible pipe organ.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Monreale is Outside the city,but take the time to visit.one of the Most beautiful churches of the World,if a ranking is possible.something Special,like the Castel Del Monte in apulien.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Enjoyed by kids and adults. Unfortunately, the terrace was closed the day we were there so check the schedule if this is one of the reasons you're going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is the main attraction and our reason for going to Moneale. Make sure to get the audio guide. There is an amazing history of many centuries and cultures of Art in the Duomo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It is probably one of the msot beautiful churches I ever visited. All the walls are full of mosaics depcting scenes of Jesus's life and those of the old testament. Amazing is the Pantocrator on the abs nd the icon of Mary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Hard to imagine tyhis from the outside. Incredibly crafted mosaics from the 12th century in fantastic condition. Especially breathtaking if you can arrange to visit when the sunlight is htiing one side or the other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A 10 min bus ride from Palermo. A beautiful view of Palermo. The Church is a must see-beautiful mosaics inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The somewhat plain external façade belies the magnificent interior. Walking in, the sheer extent of beautiful mosaics almost overwhelms. The Norman King employed the best craftsmen, both Arab and Byzantine, for the high decoration, with the results that we are fortunate to see today. From the floor to the ceiling everything is wonderfully ornate. The nave and apse are filled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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