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“More information required.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Cuba

La Cuba
Corso Calatafimi 100, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091-590299
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Ranked #98 of 143 Attractions in Palermo
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Landmarks
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Newport, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
“More information required.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

As per review below it really needs updating in terms of maintenance and information provision. The panels are still faded and barely legible. Particularly unique and just a stone's throw away from the Cappuchin catacombs it is worth a visit to see yet more Arabic/Norman influence. Entry in June 2013 was €2.50.

Visited June 2013
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Gent, België
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
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“Interesting but badly managed!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Like the Zisa, this palace is quit badly maintained and the museological value casi inexistent due to the lack of maintenance and readable explanatory panels. (The ones that still are present are so bleached by the sun that they have become unreadable).
These buildings have a great historical value, and are unique to the region, why then are they not taken care of.

Visited October 2012
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Winchester
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“a curious diversion”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2009

La Cuba is one of the stranger pieces of Arab-Norman architecture in the city, a giant cube-shaped structure hidden away off the Corso Calatafimi, the road to Monreale on the SW side of the city centre. It costs €2 to get in, but like most of the Arab-Norman buildings, it looks more interesting from outside. There's nothing much inside apart from an Arabic inscription on one of the walls, but it's interesting to wander around nevertheless. A little further along, down the Via Zangla is its little sister, La Cubula, a similarly shaped edifice but about a third of the size, and with a characteristic little red dome. This one isn't possible to enter, fenced off from the street, overgrown with weeds and surrounded by blocks of flats. Worth a peek once you've seen all the major sights.

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