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Cathedral of Monreale

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Address: Piazza Guglielmo II, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 640 4413
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Beautiful cathedral

From all cathedrals I visited in past years ( a lot) , this one stands out by its beautiful interior. All walls are covered with gold plated mozaic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The streets are busy but not really all that much else do do around the church once you've seen it. Pretty cgurch if you're into then but don't plan you're whole day here

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

From all cathedrals I visited in past years ( a lot) , this one stands out by its beautiful interior. All walls are covered with gold plated mozaic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Make the drive and enjoy this cathedral, as it is one of Europe's best! It is located just outside of Palermo, way up in the hills in a very quaint village.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The cathedral in Monreale was one of the reasons I came to Palermo. I had seen it firstly funny enough on a Rick Steins cooking program and then did some research on it. It's about a 20 minute drv from the centre of Palermo with plenty of parking. Pay the 10€ and get a taxi ride to the top otherwise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

take the buss from Palermo and visit this incredible example of mosaic art. We were so lucky to drop in a wedding cerermony. Double luck. Take care of pick pockets on the bus. I was surrounded by guys in their sixties. They asked me to help validate their tickets. One fell down and wenn I tried to help him the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is an awesome display of diverse architectural styles. The free tour going up on the roof is not for the faint of heart but the views are worth the effort. The cloister is worth seeing from above.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I went there by city bus. You can reach this location by taking bus no. 389 from Piazza Indipendenza. Beside this, i saw a lot of turistic buses, who goes there as well. I don't know how long they stay there, but for city bus you have timing table next to station, so you can plan your time to visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Built in 1182, the cathedrals is one of the wonders of European architecture. Its mosaics are breathtaking, the Benedictine cloisters peaceful and you can place yourself back into a quitter simpler time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We have just spent a week in Palermo in August so you can imagine the heat! We were lucky enough to do a tour to the cathedral of Monreale by City Sightseeing bus tour. Going in to the cathedral is just breathtaking, absolutely stunning. The ceiling is made of 9000 pounds of pure gold and it really glistens in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful view , monastery and cathedral . About 20 minutes from Palermo by bus 389 . The bus station in indipendenza piazza . It is possible to take bus number 109 from cental station to the station 389.

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