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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 inauspicious from the outside however the interior is a celebration of craftwork and artistry all in the name of God. Ensure you have enough time on hand as the intricate... read more

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

Very inauspicious from the outside however the interior is a celebration of craftwork and artistry all in the name of God. Ensure you have enough time on hand as the intricate gold leaf, mosaics and scenes in the cloisters are worthy of detailed review. Note ensure bare legs and shoulders are covered otherwise for €1 you can purchase a paper... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is the place where you go for only one reason, and big reason it is - Cathedral di Monreale. But the Duomo is a nice place itself. Overlooking the stunning exterior of the Cathedral, it is a very well maintained little square breathing with nice atmosphere and locals having their afternoon chatting about the tourists that come to their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I have travelled in the search of Mosaics & this is as good as it gets! A good guide book will help you identify the stories being depicted - but even without one - you will be wowed! Also take a look in the cloisters (a small entance fee) - mosaic covered columns quite charming)

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Chiostro dei Benedittini ( Cloisters ) are exceptional. One of the highlights of our visit to Monreale.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were driven out of Palermo to the Duomo di Monreale. We walked up to the large piazza with its tall palms and to a side door of the Duomo. The main entrance with its fabulous door was being renovated. The main chapel glitters with gold and the walls are covered with numerous biblical stories. An amazing variety of Mosaics... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is on the "must see" itinerary for anyone visiting the Palermo area. We took the bus up from the city centre (only runs every 75 mins s try to go early) and got there before the tourist coaches started arriving. Quite stunning interior. We also visited the cloisters at the rear, which cost €6 to enter. It would also... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Spectacular mosaics throughout this cathedral representing an almost inconceivable labour of love. Still beautifully preserved and highly illustrative. Free entry to the cathedral, extra charges for the museum and access to the roof space which we would highly recommend. Fabulous atmosphere and views from the roof top outside, €1 to get a paper shirt for the ladies to cover up,... More 

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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The mosaics inside the duomo are beautiful it most have been a lot of work with it., allthough I prefer the Cathedral of Palermo

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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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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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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