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Duomo di Monreale

Piazza Guglielmo II 1, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 640 4413
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  • Excellent84%
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“the bus” (101 reviews)
“amazing mosaics” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza Guglielmo II 1, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 640 4413
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"the bus"
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"beautiful cathedral"
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"amazing mosaics"
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"new testament"
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"golden mosaics"
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"audio guide"
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"palatine chapel"
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"car park"
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"well worth the visit"
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"palermo area"
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"worth the trip"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What to expect at Duomo Monreale: The Duomo is a must see. It’s a 20-30 minute ride from Independence Square. Hop-on/Hop-off runs a bus. There is also a city bus from the Square. Or take a cab. The Duomo itself is stunning. Take the time...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the Bishop of Palermo was forced to flee during the Arab invasion, parishioners started to build the Cathedral at Monreale, a small town overlooking Palerno. The mosaics there (all gold) rival those of Ravenna. This visit can be done as a half day trip...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

What an absolutely beautiful Cathedral, amazing architecture, gorgeous frescos. The Cloister area, would look familiar to the Godfather movie fan. Great mosaics on the columns. Absolutely worth the trip up there.

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

As good as everyone says. Stunning architecture and art. The audio guide was helpful. Worth a good 1-2 hours to see properly.

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

We toured Monreale during a tour in Sicily for an afternoon and were surprised at the beauty of the Duomo. Reaching Monreale by bus, we did not expect much, another hill town in Sicily! But once we climbed the stairs to the town square and...More

Thank DaveL300
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Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic mosaics a real fusion of Islamic ceramics and Norman architecture . Visit to the cloisters also great place to explore .

Thank John G
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

The walls in this cathedral are covered in the most amazing mosaics telling many stories from the bible. It is beautiful.

Thank TravellerGillian
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

The best of the Norman sights in Sicily. Beautiful mosaics , large building with cloisters and a wonderful garden. But the well preserved mosaics make the visit worthwhile . Started in the 10th century and improved on during the next 1000 years. beautiful examples if...More

Thank Bear H
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Its a wonderful place to visit, amazing artwork adorns everywhere and its pretty big to boot. The alter is enhanced with huge paintings of the saints, and the history of the religion is shown in murals high above your head. The arc is too small...More

Thank Stuart_Donald
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

The building is rather squashed in its location and the outside gives little indication of the riot of colour within. Get the very good audio guide at he entrance and allow at least 60 minutes to explore the rich mosaics. Even on a dull day,...More

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Villemela
October 12, 2016|
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August 28, 2016|
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Response from B1714D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Cloister is open at the same time as the Duomo (at least it was when we were Sat morning in July). Separate ticket is payable for visiting the cloister. About visiting during the mass, I'd presume yes, but I'm not... More
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Oct - April 8am to 12.30pm, 3.30 to 6pm daily.
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