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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...more
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic architecture and consider the age of the building. Powerful modern sculpture in the front puts the bishops in their place

Thank gtrot
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful cathedral Delighted to have been there Incrediblely hot day Bring water Lovely place really worth seeing

Thank Dommags
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Review only for the roof. You have to pay a few euros (3-5€) to visit the roof of the cathedral for 30-45 minutes. You get a nice view over the rooftops of Palermo and the surrounding landscape. Maybe you have to wait if there is...More

Thank Jan-Ole S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I happened to walk past this and found the exterior to be very nice for a stop and photos. You do have to contend with the poor street dogs and teens sitting around playing music. I didn’t go in so no comment there.

Thank IvanaSydney2010
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a large and decorated cathedral which are all over Italy and Europe for that matter. Worth the time to see it but it does get crowded and the roof tour and crypt cost extra.

Thank Richard3150
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dominating building of the wonderful city of Palermo, an extraordinary fusion of Moorish, Norman and Christian architecture. If you visit the city, you can’t and shouldn’t miss it. Unforgettable.

Thank StepneyTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just like most Sicily towns the main Cathedral are a site to see. This applies here. Surrounding building are worth the visit to see. And on main shopping tourist street.

Thank domtt62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice building, as we are lovers of history, we have visit this place. My hubby even paid the fee to go on the roof.

Thank Lucie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the entrance fee. The roof view is stunning. Be prepared to walk up several flights of a winding staircase. The crypt and the treasure room are also well worth seeing.

Thank jeanne c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic energy feeling place .Do not miss the chance to take a tour on the roof . this is spectacular !

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