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Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti

Via Dei Benedettini 3, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 651 5019
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Great for photography

The site is great for photography. We also paid at the church next door to walk up its bell tower... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Washington, DC
Really pretty but not worth 6 euros to visit

This is a pleasant little place though only takes a few minutes to see. We stopped by as it is near... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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This important monument is well-recognized for its Arab architecture, which contains three domes and cubic forms that are representative of an Oriental influence.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Via Dei Benedettini 3, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Palazzo Reale
+39 091 651 5019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The site is great for photography. We also paid at the church next door to walk up its bell tower to take additional photos, but the photos from ground level were better.

Thank JPSWashington_DC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pleasant little place though only takes a few minutes to see. We stopped by as it is near the Palazzo dei Normanni. There are just some ruins left, in a lovely garden setting. Very pretty, but some more info would have been...More

Thank Thelastdodo2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expected something special but in fact it doesn't worth the fee. It is almost empty, small. You can find better places in Palermo.

Thank PapDr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Palermo is a must! I loved every single corner of it! And this place...simply magic and breathtaking!

1  Thank manuela b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is more a garden visit than a visit to a church because there are only beautiful ruins of it. It is a very beautiful place, full of charm and decadent atmosphere, a place to wander around and enjoy the silence and the beauty of...More

Thank mimoshimoshi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Chiesa Giovanni degli Eremiti in Palermo during a two-week vacation in Sicily, as it was recommended in our guide book. The entry fee was Euro 6 pp. Formerly a mosque, it is no longer used as a church but...More

Thank Richard_Harpum
Reviewed March 29, 2017

It is a very beautiful convent, it has elements of an Arabic hospital and a Byzantine katholikon. Unfortunately the entrance fee of 6 € is far too high and in no way justified. Some locals declared it as an archeological museum, which is appalling, since...More

Thank Trochos
Reviewed February 4, 2017

A Benedictine monastery built by Muslim Arab builders - perhaps we could learn from that in our own century! Peaceful gardens with the trees laden with fruit when we visited. It's a calm oasis in the city, well worth spending time just sitting and enjoying...More

Thank 525seano
Reviewed January 6, 2017

it is definitely worth the climb up the bell tower (you'll be given a hard hat to protect your head on the upper spiral staircase!) for a great view of Palazzo Reale, the cupolas of the church and over palermo

Thank uxj
Reviewed December 20, 2016

This is and hidden gem of the city. It doesn't seem to be a great attraction to tourists, but it is worth the visit for sure. Beautiful architecture and garden that is perfect for a small romantic walk.

Thank Rui P
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