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Chiostro dei Benedettini

Piazza Guglielmo Il Buono, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 640 4403
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A peaceful respite

Not that the main Cathedral isn't fabulous, but I think we all enjoyed the Cloister more than the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NovaNYC
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Brooklyn, New York, USA
lovely, do include this in your trip to the cathedral

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
BrigitteGolightly
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singapore
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Piazza Guglielmo Il Buono, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 640 4403
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"small museum"
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"columns supporting"
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"arab influence"
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"hunters"
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"legacy"
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"twin"
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"bears"
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"monument"
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"art"
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"square"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank NovaNYC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank BrigitteGolightly
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Galina Y
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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

Thank Wicle
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a quiet half hour here after visiting the cathedral. There were very few visitors when we were there so it was lovely to walk round, then sit and reflect on the beauty of these cloisters without being surrounded by crowds of tourists.

1  Thank fiat500owner
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Nice place but I was a little rushed as they close for siesta just when you arrive yo visit, so make sure of your timings.

Thank Stuart_Donald
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

this is definitely a must see..the cloisters has 216 twin columns supporting slightly pointed arches...a legacy of the Arab influence on Sicilian art...intricate scenes are carved on the columns..armed hunters and beasts of all descriptions...the main columns sport mosaic patterns..it's a wonderful place and if...More

2  Thank olive c
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

The sculptured pillars are the main attraction of this monument. There is also a small museum on two floors

1  Thank bbb05
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

I would agree that the tickets ( if you buy them ) should include everything - simply for efficiency already. It was obvious that these stands are not the original state of the building but still they are very nice to see. I personally would...More

Thank Stefan G
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