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“Medieval Norman cathedral” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Duomo (Cefalu)

Duomo (Cefalu)
Piazza Duomo, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
0921/421293
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Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Cefalu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Medieval Norman cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Started in 1131, by Roger II, this large church dominates the small seaside town of Cefalu. While the structure is rather plain, it is in great condition, and the best feature is the magnificent gold mosaics that dominate the presbytery. Adjacent to the church is the restored cloister.

Visited May 2013
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“Fantastic mosaic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Very impressive Norman church with great mosaic and stained glass inside. The building is huge and looks fantastic.

Visited April 2013
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“Cefalu Cathedral-Basilica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A Norman style cathedral with two spires and built on the Latin cross plan, with a central nave and two aisles, each separated by granite columns. In the presbyterium area, there is a beautiful mosaic.

The cathedral houses a number of ancient sarcophagi.

Just by the side of the cathedral is a cloister which has columns with Byzantine motifs.

Visited May 2012
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“Wonderful exterior but not the best interior”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is the key architectural highight of Cefalu and the Plaza Duuomo is a wonderful space. If you can get access to the mosaics, then that is well worth it, but in a country full of spectacular churches, this is not one of the best.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Beautiful duomo if your'e already in the area... lot's of people come to sit on it's stairs and enjoy the sunset.

Visited March 2013
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