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From tour bus parking lot, you can either walk up 92 steps or take a taxi to reach Duomo. Taking the steps was not too difficult. The interior mosaics are gorgeous. Highly recommend visiting. Nice ceramic shop on square too.
We stayed in Monreale so we could visit the Duomo as it opened, so it was quiet and amazing.The mosaics are all around the walls and are magnificent. We paid to get extra access to a chapel, the cloister and the roof walk which stretches...More
On our way from Cefalu to Mondello we stopped at Monreale to see the cathedral. For those driving, keep in mind that there is a really close parking lot, just 10 minutes away from the cathedral, called Duomo parking. Keep in mind that the cathedral...More
Amazing what talented craftsmen created in this sacred space! The golden mosaics are truly Eye Candy! The walls are completely adorned with bible stories in mosaic...so important for the illiterate parishioners hundreds of years ago. Today we marvel at the workmanship!
We had great difficulty finding our way to Monreale, not just contending with Italian driving but also with the lack of road signs. However, the struggle was worth the effort! Once one has parked and made one's way up a long flight of stairs, passing...More
Closes between 12.45 an 4.00 so make sure you come at least an hour before lunch closing!
We made it around in an hour, but it would be possible to spend twice the time.
Get a ticket for the full tour..tower, chapel and cloisters.
Our tour bus brought us here early morning before the crowds were a problem. The cathedral built in the 12th century of Norman architecture is simply amazing. It is a mixture of Eastern Rite and Roman Catholic. The ceiling has the most beautiful gleaming gold...More
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It is still Palermo so you would want to make sure the car was properly locked and secure and the luggage not visible from the outside. This is a major tourist attraction in a city with a high crime rate so you would need to... More
It is still Palermo so you would want to make sure the car was properly locked and secure and the luggage not visible from the outside. This is a major tourist attraction in a city with a high crime rate so you would need to take precautions accordingly. Personally i wouldn't take the risk anywhere in Palermo.
Duomo di Monreale or Palazzo dei Normanni (1 Replies)
Good evening! Me and my partner only have one day to explore Palermo and we want to save some time to explore the markets. Can anybody recommend which attraction we should visit between the cathedral in Monreale or the Palazzo dei Normanni? Many thanks!
June 27, 2016|
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Visiting Monreale Question (2 Replies)
I plan to visit Duomo di Monreale on a Thursday. I wanted to take the HOHO bus which does not arrive until 10:40 am. My guide book indicates that the Duomo closes at 12:30 and then reopens at 3:30 (like most places) but the cloisters does not close for lunch. If this is accurate I would like to see the Duomo first before it closes for lunch then go to the cloisters. Can anyone tell me if the times in my guide book are correct? I went to the website and could not find any opening/closing...More