Cattedrale di Palermo

Cattedrale di Palermo

Cattedrale di Palermo
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
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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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IlyaNJ
Marlboro, NJ786 contributions
Immense
Sep 2021
Palermo Cathedral is a remarkable feast for eyes on the outside, and reasonably stately inside, although in a somewhat muted way. The roof is an undeniable highlight, well worth on its own the cost of the cheapest combo ticket (other parts covered by the combo are not as interesting, but there are more expensive versions that include parts of the complex that we decided not to go to) - views and perspectives from the top are fantastic!
Written October 7, 2021
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1991KEB
Navarre, FL1,243 contributions
A most interesting house of God
Sep 2021
We were taken aback with the beauty of the ceiling above the alter. It was amazing. The whole church was beautiful. The alter to Santa Rosalie was in silver and totally like none I had ever seen. The tribute to Father Giuseppe Publish was so wonderful. And finally the chapel of the Holy Sacrament was a beautiful blue marble. It was elegant. Find time to come by the cathedral and feel the warmth.
Written September 16, 2021
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Expected more for a Cathedral
May 2021
This is the burial site of several kings and queens. There are some interesting chapels and some of the ceilings are beautiful, but it is much more impressive from the outside, than it is from within.

The piazza in front has some beautiful landscaping and a statue, and it is surrounded by an impressive fence.
Written July 29, 2021
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Nikolay V
Sofia, Bulgaria54 contributions
Strongly recommend!
May 2021 • Couples
One of the most significant place in Palermo! There is a nice garden in front of the cathedral. The entrance is free but if you want to have a tour inside the cathedral and see Palermo from above you can buy a ticket. Amazing place you must visit!
Written June 30, 2021
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Andrea
Milan, Italy239 contributions
Must-see!!!
Aug 2020
Impressive building and gorgeously decorated inside. Highly recommend to walk there without rush to feel the atmosphere and spirit of this place. If you get to climb to the roof, you'll get the chance to enjoy he most beautiful view in the city.
Written June 16, 2021
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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK19,558 contributions
A truly stunning cathedral in Centro Storico
Jul 2020
Palermo Cathedral is an immense structure situated in the Centro Storico area of the city, I was amazed by the sheer scale of the building when I first saw it. The cathedral was created in 1185 by Walter Ophamil who was the Anglo-Norman archbishop of Palermo at the time. There is a mixture of architectural styles with additions and extensions that were added after the original building was completed. I visited shortly after the Covid-19 restrictions were relaxed, it was very quiet when I was there in July 2020 but most of the attractions within the cathedral were accessible. I spent a while inside the cathedral which was truly stunning and wished I had the time to stay longer. It is a place that must be explored whilst in Palermo.
Written November 19, 2020
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Robert
Bexleyheath, UK26 contributions
Pay the 10 euro!!
Oct 2020
Although the Cathedrale is stunning to just visit for free, you really should pay for the 10 Euro access to the roof and the catacombs underneath.
Stunning views from the roof, but the historic artefacts under the Cathedrale in the catacombs are breath taking!
Written October 20, 2020
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Itinerantur17
United Kingdom770 contributions
Lovely spot
Oct 2020
Peaceful place to visit and if you are fit and healthy, a climb on the roof gives a great view of the city. Gardens are lovely with plenty of benches to sit.
Written October 12, 2020
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Babi.M
Milan, Italy145 contributions
Amazing Cathedral
Oct 2020 • Friends
Spectacular cathedral! It's a must for tourists who visit Palermo. The different styles are unique and show the ancient dominations and sicilian history. Don't miss it.l!
Written October 11, 2020
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,700 contributions
Beautiful cathedral
Aug 2020
Very beautiful building, but much more impressive outside than inside. Might be worth to go to the tower for the view.
Written October 6, 2020
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