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Address: Piazza Guglielmo II, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 640 4413
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A Must Visit Place

You don't need me to recommend this attraction, it is in all the itineraries, is busy, but is an essential sight. We had been to the chapel in the Norman Palace in Palermo, which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chris A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't need me to recommend this attraction, it is in all the itineraries, is busy, but is an essential sight. We had been to the chapel in the Norman Palace in Palermo, which gives a sense of what this is like in a smaller scale. The church is free entry - we visited in the morning and then went... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suggest visiting the Duomo of Monreale to be the first thing when in Palermo. First, it's location is high across the valley in the hills above Palermo, so you get a glimpse of the city panorama and second, more important, you'll see the best mosaics world has to offer. If going by car follow the road signs to Monreale,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the visit to Monreale Duomo. Mosaics are wonderful, paintings are spectacular and the view from the roof is worth the climb.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly a magic site with the most stupendous mosaics that one can find in Sicily (ok I haven't seen the ones in Cefalu yet but more impressive than the Hermiti in Palermo in any case). The village is a bit touristic, but the church is truly breathtaking.

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a bus ride or short drive out of Palermo this Cathedral is well worth a visit. We bought a joint ticket with the museum- we arrived at lunch time when the cathedral was closed but really interesting things in the museum and open over lunch time. You can look in the cathedral without a ticket but the 4 euros... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to Monreale from Scopello, which took a bit over an hour, and approached it from the opposite side to Palermo. Signage to parking is poor and access to the upper town car park is difficult. Think twice if in a large vehicle. The advice in various travel guides that the easiest option is to take a bus from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A hulking mass of a building on the outside, but wonderful byzantine-style mosaics on the inside. Best when illuminated. If you know the Bible you can trace the history of salvation on its walls, ceiling, and apse.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Take the bus to Monreale and head straight to the duomo. It is magnificent and beautifully preserved. Wear appropriate clothes otherwise you are will be refused entry. You can buy a 1 euro cover up from the entrance to get if your outfit is deemed inappropriate. Be careful with times, the duomo closes at lunchtime as does the small high... More 

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Inverkeithing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Approximately 30 mins by bus from Palermo city centre (service 389 from Piazza Independenza), Monreale is a must do when you visit the area. The cathedral is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen and was made more so by the fact a local youth orchestra was playing a small concert while we were there. The marble... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Here is a fantastic cathedral. It is not only emblematic of the time in which it was created, but is phenomenal in the scale of the works created. The mosaics that spill over each wall and ceiling are not to be missed.

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