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the columns are different and oh so pretty - there is so much intricate work - very calming - very... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
AnnaliseE4
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Monreale cathedral and cloisters are must see attractions - beautiful

Visit the cathedral for free and then pay to enter the cloisters. All of it is very beautiful and... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

the columns are different and oh so pretty - there is so much intricate work - very calming - very beautiful

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnnaliseE4
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Visit the cathedral for free and then pay to enter the cloisters. All of it is very beautiful and has a lovely feel. The cathedral will take your breath away and the cloisters will calm your soul

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Amazing, incredible, beautiful: 12th Century Norman/Arabic cathedral. The inside is covered in Byzantine-style mosaics: the apse, all the walls ... perfectly preserved. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ghostrancher
Reviewed September 30, 2018

For us, this was a highlight of our trip to Sicily, the cloister is simple magnificent. The architecture is a pleasing mixture of styles with over the top columns all with different mosaic patterns with a different sculpted story on the top of each one....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

Walking around the courtyard, that alone is awesome. There are sculptures on the top of every column and stripes of beautiful designs. Then there are rooms off the courtyard that are filled with amazing art and artifacts. Sculptures, chalices, paintings, tapestries all from nearby churches...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Not that the main Cathedral isn't fabulous, but I think we all enjoyed the Cloister more than the main attraction. Like all cloisters, it has a certain atmosphere and beauty that is both soothing and uplifting. The tile work and the capitals on the columns...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

this is a charming cloister with inlaid marble on the pillars. I tried to count if there are 228 pillars but lost count ... .

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

if you are visiting the Duomo di Monreale, with its stunning mosaics, then also visit this cloister. It is a separate admission fee, but well worth it. The cathedral soars above the cloister which also dates to the 12th century, but where the glory of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed May 22, 2018

I really wanted to go inside and see the beautiful garden with the columns and for me was OK. Just keep in mind it's not very big and spectacular, and the entrance fee was little bit too expensive. Anyways I liked It, it's a peaceful...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GalYol
Reviewed May 11, 2018

The monastery is very beautiful. The garden is surrounded by columns built in a square. The details of every column tells you a story of history. Also inside you can visit the monastery and there is also a lot to see. I recommand highly to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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