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Cattedrale di Palermo

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Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 3293977513
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This cathedral was started in 1185 by the norman archbishop Gualtiero...

This cathedral was started in 1185 by the norman archbishop Gualtiero Offamilio. You can visit the Royal and Imperial tomb of Frederik the II, the urn with the relics of the patron Saint of Palermo Santa Rosalia, plus a treasury with a precious medieval crown and a crypt from the VII century. The church is free to enter, there is a ticket to access the monumental area composed by royal tombs, treasury, crypt and the roof.

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A marvel

The incredible zodiac on the floor near the altar is illuminated by a hole in the roof. A religious experience par excellence

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The incredible zodiac on the floor near the altar is illuminated by a hole in the roof. A religious experience par excellence

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Free to enter but you will find a donations plate. You pay to visit the treasury and the crypt, tombs and rooftop. We think it was about 8e each for these extras. The cathedral itself is beautiful. The treasury and crypt are interesting and we're labelled. Mostly made up of religious artifacts and were labelled. The crypt had a number... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stone,mortar and timber in this exquiste paean and prayer to the Supreme are mixed with elements of brotherhood, peace, love and charity; Norman, Arab, Gothic and other styles fuse together to create the magnificent Cathedral of Palermo. A fascinating display of icons, tokens of love and reverence from followers the world over Symbolise meditations on fellowship and muticulturalism. Nowhere else... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a guided tour of Palermo with a local guide and taxi driver. This was our second stop of the morning. I must say I was impressed with the architecture, this place is huge, we only had enough time for a quick visit, we really needed more time but had to get back to the cruise ship. Would... More 

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A very nice place to visit and also very historic. The attention to detail will take your breath away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning cathedral. Beautiful and very big. Lots of beautiful statues and candles, definitely worth a visit whilst in Palermo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see while in Palermo very interesting inside and outside for the architecture. Worth the money to see the crypt and treasury as it is not that much.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your time to stroll outside and all around the cathedral . Beautifully set on the Vittore Emmanuele corso , just in the middle of the town . A college facing the cathedral, this is what is amazing in Italy, Art EVERYWHERE ! I have to admit though that it is less stunning from the inside . I found it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating visit to Cathedral. Beautiful baroque internal decor. The colour of the stone carvings and pillars was stunning. There was a very exhibit on the martyrdom of Father Giuseppe Puglisi by the mafia in 1993 and his recent beatification.

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I must day it is one of the best architectures that I saw up to day. Combination of colors and gardens is magnificent.

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