Duomo di Cefalù

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Duomo di Cefalù
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
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8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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An amazing trip in the Beauty! Visit the Cathedral, explore the Itinerary with the Towers, the Roofs, the Treasure and the Canonical Cloister! Live the Beauty! Itineraries are temporarily closed for winter season.
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,262 contributions
Jun 2021
The Mosaics are the most prominent feature. They are not as over the top like the Norman Palace in Palermo but still very impressive.

We purchased the Red Ticket which gave us full access and we spent about 60 minutes in the complex. That ticket gives you access to the area behind the altar where you have the best view of the ceiling.

Part of that tour takes you into the museum where you will see the usual assortment of vestments, silver, religious art, and furniture.
Written August 14, 2021
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Jazzumbo
Romania1,470 contributions
Oct 2020
Cathedral of Cefalù is a good chance to end up in style the Norman Arab architecture tour around Palermo.
It's pretty similar to the one in Monreale, but the picturesque landscape of Cefalù makes it more impressive.
What made this Cathedral unforgettable to me were the views from the rooftop and bell towers. If you don't suffer from vertigo or claustrophobia, buy the ticket that includes the bell towers tour.
The byzantine mosaics are also great - they're similar to the ones that could be admired in Monreale Cathedral, or La Martorana church in Palermo.
Written October 27, 2020
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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK19,989 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
Il Duomo di Cefalù is probably the main highlight of a visit to Cefalù, it was built between 1131 and 1240 and is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site for Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale. The building was built in Norman architectural style and is truly stunning. I was able to go inside but unable to see all of the attractions due to restrictions imposed when I visited in late July 2020. The interior is magnificent with a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. The cathedral is an absolute must see whilst in Cefalù.
Written January 22, 2021
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Blue J
Havre de Grace, MD789 contributions
Jul 2021
If you have been to Monreale then the byzantine Christ image here will be familiar. The altar here is simply breathtaking, and is a must see if you are visiting Cefalu. We had enough time to just do the church tour but there are various options to go to the church tower and such. We visited during a baptism ceremony and it was quite interesting to observe a beautiful ceremony in such an incredible place.

Pictures just do not do it justice and hopefully you will be able to immerse yourself in the visual impact of the interior. Like most Norman constructions, the exterior has the feel of a fortification. How lucky we are to be able to visit such a magnificent building from antiquity? We all felt very blessed.

Even with Covid protocols, the cathedral was open for visitation. Give yourself at least half an hour to walk through the interior and take pictures.
Written August 10, 2021
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Florian254
Norddeutschland1,385 contributions
Sep 2021
There ia a very interesting tour which offers you the most of it, including going partly up the tower, getting in the roof and getting close to the mosaic. I strongly recommend taking that one as it also includes the monastery. A lot to see, some nice explanations and some places and angles you will otherwise not see.

A very nice interior as well, so for a relatively small town like Cefalu very impressive. Oh and do not expect too much from the treasury.
Written November 5, 2021
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JanetBrussels
Brussels, Belgium320 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
With so many fabulous churches on the island, I do regret that we basically wasted our day visiting Cefalu. Yes, it's sweet. But the cathedral is closed from 1 to 3.30. we arrived just too late to get in before 1, so spent a lot of time waiting for it to reopen. I really think we could have done something more interesting!

We did go to the washing area, which is sweet.

Basically, if you're in Cefalu don't miss it. But if you're touring and this is a detour, don't arrive just after 12.30!
Written March 2, 2020
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Jackie C
Peterborough, UK472 contributions
Feb 2020
The day we visited a wedding was in place. Cefalù is a pretty Sicilian town. It has some lovely narrow streets and a beautiful sheltered sandy beach. The Duomo in the main square is exquisite. A set of steps leading up to this wonderful cathedral with its two towers and its Arab-Norman architecture. If you visit Cefalù you should go check out this amazing building
Written April 3, 2020
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swtraveler15
Springfield, MA1,552 contributions
Jan 2020
The Duomo in Cefalu has a very dramatic location fitting of a Duomo. A very large piazza in front of it, dramatic stairs leading up to the front and an imposing facade. Very lovely mosaics in the interior so definitely a must see in Cefalu
Written February 1, 2020
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Coldings
Copenhagen, Denmark459 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Reserve at least two hours to visit this charming old town on the North Coast of Sicily. 3-4 hours if you want to climb to the gardens above the town. There are many tourists but also a great deal of authentic local life all over town.
Written October 1, 2021
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Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,861 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Sicily Island, Northern cost, on the tirrenian Sea there Is the enchanting Cefalù. Wonderful Monuments, spectacular Cathedral and beaches.
Written July 2, 2019
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