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Address: Piazza Guglielmo II, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 640 4413
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Stunning Byzantine Mosaics

The Cathedral and Cloister are more than worth the trip to Monreale! You will find another a spectacular World Heritage site with mosaics like this only in Istanbul or of course... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After all the glowing reviews, I was a bit underwhelmed by the Duomo di Monreale. Maybe because I had seen the Capella Palatina just before taking the bus up the hill. Yes, the mosaics are beautiful, but it seemed just more of the same (see photos). Despite being it the off-season, there was a long line to get in just... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral and Cloister are more than worth the trip to Monreale! You will find another a spectacular World Heritage site with mosaics like this only in Istanbul or of course here in Sicily. Incredible craftsmanship and overwhelmingly beautiful Cathedral.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

...but this was spectacular! It was hard to pull one's eyes away from the intricate and overpowering design throughout. I was especially taken by the border mosaics, each of which was in a different pattern and style. A photographer's dream.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have really never seen anything like this. It is the most fantastic church with the most beautiful story telling in gold etc. It is big. It is beautiful. It is extremely impressive. Not even the Saint Marcus in Venice is on this level.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Astonishing bizantine church. The mosaics are Wonderfull ! The church is so beautiful as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood of St. Petersburg, Russia. A must see if you are in Sicily !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My advice is to visit the Cappella Palatina before visiting the Duomo di Monreale. Mainly because if you enjoyed (as you must!) the first one, you'll have no words to describe the second, which is basically a plus sized copy of the Cappella. Incredible works of mosaic and golden glow everytime you turn your head to something new. The cloister... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful example of fine art applied to faith. This Church from medieval times has a collection of frescos that is at the top of Europe. The ceilings are plenty of art a DB biblical descriptions. It also has presiona mosaics and Denis mis go to the roof of the cathedral. The cost of accessing the roof is nothing comparing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, I was stunned by the Palatine Chapel in Palermo, but this is something way bigger. And all covered in interesting art, making you wonder, how much time it took to build and decorate all this. Take your time, try to get information about the details (guide, guidebook). Splendid! There is a nice park behind the convent where you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Another hidden gem in palermo. Worth the travel. Beautiful architecture on the outside. Intricate mosaic details inside. scenic view of the bay from monreale duomo is just amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We've been all over the island, and have now found the most magnificent site. A visit to this splendid cathedral is worth the side trip, about 30 minutes from the center of Palermo. The mosaic work is extensive and stunning, beautiful marble. Go up on the terrace for beautiful views of the Cloisters and Palermo and the sea.

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