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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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Hellertown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This was a pleasant surprise to me. After a while you can get serious cathedral overload, but this place amazed me. Perfectly preserved with beautiful mosaics, it was one of the prettiest and more interesting cathedrals I've seen. It is located high on a hill outside of Palermo, so there is lots of walking to get there, but most worthy... More

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South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

For 6 euros, we expected to see something other than the cloister courtyard. Yes, the pillar mosaics were nice. But not worth the fee.

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a place that is difficult to drive to. We managed to squeeze our small Jeep Compass through harrowingly thin streets to get to the parking lot for the duomo. You take an elevator up to street level and proceed to the left to walk into town. The Square and the Duomo become obvious. On entering be prepared to... More

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lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I saw a lot of buses arriving the Duomo. When I come in I hardly can believe. It is one of the most beautiful churches I have been

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It is good to have a good guide who knows the details about construction and symbolism of the church and interior decoration

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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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