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Cathedral of Palermo

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Address: Piazza della Cattedrale 1, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 329.3977513
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This cathedral was started in 1184 to replace the Muslim mosque with a...

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.

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Beautiful

I do not know much about cathedrals, but this architecture and ornamentation of this cathedral is amazing inside as well as outside. The view from the roof is fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I do not know much about cathedrals, but this architecture and ornamentation of this cathedral is amazing inside as well as outside. The view from the roof is fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely cathedral, worth an hour or so. Make sure you book in to go up on the roof, the view is really great. You can go to crypt as well on a guided tour. The restaurants nearby are a bit pricey, I'd go further away for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cathedrale is marvelous. Especially the outside buisling itself. The inside deserves a look as well but is not as impressive as outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see in Palermo! The outside is almost as beautiful as the inside. Lovely grounds. Gorgeous domes inside. Came back a second time to see the treasury, crypts and a climb to the roof for incredible breathtaking views of the city beyond!! The Norman Palace is a quick walk up the street!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Palermo is a great city to see the impact various civilizations had on shaping the European world. The Cathedral of Palermo is a great way to see that impact in grand fashion. It's well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautifull church. But the view from the roof is what made us visit the church. For €5 you can go up to the roof and for an extra €2 you cancalso visit the crypt. But we only went up the roof.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A splendid exterior, probably best to visit before lunchtime as the light coming from the south brings out all its finest colours and makes for some great pictures so have your camera ready. It's not very impressive inside but you can now climb the stairs and get a view from the top. Look out for the detailed masonry on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we were lucky; there was a traditional Sicilian wedding happening in the cathedral. it was lovely the experience this, in this unique location. beautiful cathedral with nice front square

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The church was rebuilt. The remains are underground. Great facade but boring inside. But visit anyway.. O lay takes ten minutes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have You never heard about Federico II? Have You never seen his mausoleum? Why in his thumb, together with him two more people has been found? Who are them? Why are they there? In this incredible masterpiece You will also find Santa Rosalia and so many treasures You cannot believe. But the real treasure is visiting the roof. Enjoy Palermo... More 

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