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Cathedral of Palermo

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Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 3293977513
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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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Impressive cathedral

Nice impressive cathedral, free entrance, has a small square around it enabling you to stroll around. Inside is impressive but not the nicest in palermo

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De Meern, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Nice impressive cathedral, free entrance, has a small square around it enabling you to stroll around. Inside is impressive but not the nicest in palermo

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We travel a lot and while it was a very nice cathedral you can find many better examples in Italy. The one thing I will say is it does have an unusual structural appearance - more visible from the exterior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A masterpiece of architecture. While visiting, you should also go for the rooftop tour. it only costs 5 euro and it's great after dark.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Impressive cathedral, a mixture between a church and a fortress with different style of architecture from the must be seen when visiting Palermo. Nice views from the roof, cheap to visit.

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Sibiu, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral offers a really exotic view with its warm sunny color and surrounded by palms. Even if Palermo is a dirty city, the cathedral surrounding was clean and well kept

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately we couldn't stay until the next roof tour. The cathedral itself is lovely. The charges are for the extras such as the roof and crypt. There was a wedding taking place while people were looking around. They got a round of applause after the blessing. Good luck Stephen and Fabia!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful charming building that shows the mix of architectural styles around Palermo. Can have a nice view from the top Aswell. Is a stop on the city sightseeing tour so easy to reach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally worth the €5 - the views are spectacular. There is a toilet in the cathedral itself too which is handy to know after a long day walking around. However, it is well hidden behind an alter in a chapel!

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is not obvious when you go in that you can walk around the main part of the cathedral is free. However a walk up on the roof gives you a lovely view over the wonderful Norman / moorish construction as well as a great view of the city of Palermo. The tombs are worth a visit and also part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful cathedral with stunning carvings and paintings.the different alters using different materials were amazing. The view from the roof was 360 and outstanding.

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