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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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The cathedral

Palermo is its cathedral, coming to this city wihout seeing it is impossible. The soul of this city is here

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Province of Palermo, Italy
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Province of Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Palermo is its cathedral, coming to this city wihout seeing it is impossible. The soul of this city is here

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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The cattedrale is very beautiful. As always in italy, the entrance is free but then they made ypu pay 5 euros to visit another part and i don't think this is really fair.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The architecture of this church is unusual, created in many different styles. It is worth the stop, even if you are not religious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This church much like all of Palermo was an impressive architectural surprise. Both the city and the church proved to be move beautiful with each turn which finished with an amazing view from the roof being my favorite. Palermo I'm so happy to of visited.

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If you have not gone to visit the Monreale Cathedral you must do that before leaving Palermo. It's a short taxi ride away. It is one of the three most spectacular churches I've seen in my lifetime just behind St. Mark's in Venice and the Sistine Chapel. This cathedral is massive but less ornate. Make sure you don't just visit... More 

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The exterior of the cathedral is impressive and slightly oriental. However the interior is disappointing. It is worth paying to see the tombs. The ones in the crypt are mainly Roman ones reused in the Middle Ages and are interesting. The tombs of the Norman Kings are very impressive.

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Beautiful in and out. I would say I was more impressed by the view outside though. Definitely put on your "must" list while in Palermo.

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In a city that appears rather run down and impoverished, the cathedral is an extraordinary building with its wonderful Norman/Moorish architecture. Contrary to some other reviews, we thought it was very beautiful inside as well as outside. Like many of its kind it was built over many centuries. Free entry but it is possible to pay for tours which include... More 

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When you get in front of this church you are left speechless. It is located in the historic center and it is very nice to walk along the course

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It is a Italian style cathedral. The roof is expensive and without panoramic view. You can visit the church San Salvatore for roof (cupola) panoramic view.

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