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“Main Catheral in Palermo” 3 of 5 stars
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Cathedral of Palermo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091 334373
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Ranked #18 of 155 attractions in Palermo
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Owner description: This cathedral was started in 1184 to replace the Muslim mosque with a Christian church, which contains the Royal and Imperial tombs of the patron Saint of Palermo, plus a treasury of precious Royal objects, holy vestments and chalices.
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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“Main Catheral in Palermo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Impressive from the outside.We took several good photos. Average on the inside. No charge. Free entry, so its worth having a visit. Slightly off the main shopping street, so takes about 15 mins to walk from the reailway station.

Visited November 2012
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“beautiful mix”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

As our guide says it is a mix of styles.Wonderful the outside, the inside is ,instead, deceiving, but once you are there I suggest you to visit the royal sarcophagus

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“A bit of a mess”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I love ornate baroque churches but found this one hard to handle. The outside is a strange collection of styles and the inside seemed dark and gloomy. San Salvatore nearby is a far better place to visit.

Visited October 2012
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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“cathederal of Palermo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Very beautiful and very ornate, The 17th century museum artifacts were very interesting and displayed beautifully

Visited November 2012
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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“Check your times ....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Stunning exteriior, a real mix of so many styles. Inside try to plan you visit around services, and events. If you overlap it feels awkward walking around inside whilst services are being conducted, also the tombs of ten kings will be closed and also the small museum, Sunday's are pretty well a no go...... As you would expect....

Visited November 2012
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