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Looks like a theater

And it’s been used as one, because it’s shape is very well suited for viewing plays. Never saw that... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2019
JJJC_Family
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Virginia
Great way to orientate yourself in Palermo

The cupola of SS Salvatore is a dominating feature of the Palermo skyline, and unusually wide in... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2019
Fergs85
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Thornton-Le-Dale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 30, 2019

And it’s been used as one, because it’s shape is very well suited for viewing plays. Never saw that before and it made it more interesting. It’s also has an elegant look, but somewhat unfinished. I thought it may have been due to, running out...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

The cupola of SS Salvatore is a dominating feature of the Palermo skyline, and unusually wide in diameter. You enter from the side street through an admission office separate from the rest of the church. It’s a fairly easy and safe ascent, and once there...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

This church is beautiful inside but the real beauty and surprise lies if you walk down the side of the church and pay the 2.50 euros to take a walk to the summit of the dome. Stunning views of Palermo for what is a very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

the tour to the top is amazing you get to see the back and workings of the church which interesting and the views - wow just wow - about 100 steps not a bad walk

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

This is an unusual and very different church from many in Palermo. The interior is more like the layout of a theatre. Beautifully decorated and contains some very interesting pieces of art.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

Well, Palermo is not only that long list of marvels for which, map in hand, you have to stay in a queue in full sun and get on a touring bus... It's also a long list of marvels that pop in front of you when...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

A church that looks like a theatre, with an elliptical plan, velvet curtains and high pile carpets, with a long history of destructions and restorations, stupendous marble and stucco decorations and superb acoustics, where classical concerts are given regularly as well as religious services. A...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

An old church which is now fascinating as a result of its "theatre" interior. The old things are worth looking, but the modern ideas of an architect converted it to a place where todays people are still welcome and feel participating in the religious ceremonies.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Geert C
Reviewed March 1, 2018

Very beautiful church and anyplace else would be a jewel in the crown but with so many gorgeous churches in Palermo its one among the many, still worth a few minutes visit free the time we went.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Eils G
Reviewed December 30, 2017

Easy to walk past and miss - take the time to look out for it. Beautiful inside, and also able to climb the 146 steps to the dome - great view from the top.

Date of experience: December 2017
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