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Duomo di Monreale

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
0039 091 640 4413
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Ranked #1 of 6 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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Croydon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Landmark, one of the must-sees of Sicily, in authentic Sicilian village. one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world.

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Province of Pisa, Italy
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

One of the top places to see in the World! Mosaics really are not our cup of tea but we were blown away by the quality and expanse of the site.

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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of the great mosaic cycles of Europe (actually more than one - covers the walls). They have lights on during services - sit quietly and they do not seem to mind. Binoculars come in handy. The tombs to the right of the choir are spectacular.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

a good tip come 8 a.m before many are coming.very nice pictures and you dont have to visit the other place next door

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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Everyone writes about the marvelous cathedral but there are very few explanations of how to get there by public transport. I think that there are four options: 1. We took a standard AMAT bus from Piazza Politeama to Piazza Indipendenza (numbers 104 or 108), then another standard AMAT bus (numbers 309, 339 or 389) from the main road (not the... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The mosaics in the cathedral and the iconic representation of Christ were stunning. The golden background created a wonderful ambience.

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Michigan
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Unbelievably beautiful mosaics from top to bottom. We spent some time there studying the pictures. On our return to Monreale after 21/2 weeks of traveling around Sicily, we made a return trip to see the mosaics again!

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Grassington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to Monreale immensely, but would like to offer words of caution. If you travel up to the town by bus you will possibly travel from Interdipendenza by the no 309 or 389 bus. I bought my bus tickets at the kiosk and returned the purse to a safe place, a front pocket in my shorts. I... More

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Architecture and mosaics very impressive. The Christos Pantocrator is unique. Splendid cloister beside to the Church.

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