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Cattedrale di Palermo

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 329 397 7513
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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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Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 329 397 7513
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Reviewed yesterday

It is indeed a big impressive church - however unfortunately much as with such places the masses of loud tourists ensure that there is hardly any feeling of spirituality or peace. however lots of history, and the walk to the roof is worthwhile but if...More

Thank Suzi L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For 7 euro you can see the crypt, go to the roof and see the treasury. A very nice cathedral and everything is spread out. Nice views from the roof.

Thank chris z
Reviewed 2 days ago

Palermo is older then Rome and the historic sites are inspiring. The cathedral was majestic. With the festival they had various mosaics done in flowers around the yard. Sections of the church are accessible only until 5 p.m. (tower and other areas)

Thank notaholidayToronto
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful inside. As are many of the cathedrals in Palermo. But the roof provides a stunning panarama of the surrounding area. They have occasional night visits as well. Highly recommended.

Thank TimFargo
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the top Cathedrals in Europe to visit and quite a surprise for Palermo. The exterior is a mixture of architectural styles with some Moorish and Baroque influences. But the interior is spectacular and worth a visit.

Thank erich802
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing baroque/oriental/norman architecture (yes, all that!) Well maintained front garden. Incredible chapels each side of the choir. Try to be there before 9:00am to enjoy a quiet tour.

Thank hedelr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to visit, but nothing special. It is free but you have to pay if you want to go on the roof.

Thank Beacsku
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a city break you are never far from the cathedral as you walk around. It is a beautiful sight from all sides and entry is free but it is worth the few euros to go up the tower and also visit the crypt. The...More

Thank DandK490
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as well decorated as the cathedral in Monreale area of Palermo or the other Norman Cathedral, but it is a huge building which by comparison to the other churches, it is quite plain. However, it is well done and is worth a visit. The...More

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of different architecture and impressive large building, a lot of art dedicated to Santa Rosalia on her celebration day

Thank Reto A
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Yes, it is a safe area.