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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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Simply awe-inspiring

The interior of this cathedral, with its rich mosaic decorations is breath-taking in its splendour. The heavy decoration could have been overwhelming, but somehow it all works. A... read more

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Brussels, Belgium
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120 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The interior of this cathedral, with its rich mosaic decorations is breath-taking in its splendour. The heavy decoration could have been overwhelming, but somehow it all works. A perfect marriage of architecture, proportions, light. It is just magnificent and absolutely not to be missed if you are visiting Palermo.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Impressive architecture and carvings/sculptures/mosaics. If you like wandering around old churches, this is for you. Not interesting for youngsters. Ladies must be 'covered up'.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worthy of a much longer visit, we had a guide who was impressive with her knowledge of the cathedral both with its' structure and decorations, and with its' contents. The decorations with their biblical stories were breathtaking and to view the tombs of the two Williams made an historical connection with our William the Conqueror. Highly recommended.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cathedral about 5 miles from Palermo is wonderful. Craftsmen from Greece, Persia, Africa, Italy and Venice have adorned this masterpiece of architecture. Built for Benedctine monks in1181 now with Norman and Baroque architecture. The massive bronze doors with bibible scenes lead to and intereior just breath-taling in its splendour.. The detailed mosaics, paintings and light just make one marvel.... More 

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Zug, Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice and historical dome, rich of history and stunning architecture. the interior is gold plated and worth a visit. a stunning view over Palermo.

Thank AntonioPotenza
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fine cathedral with great architecture and amazing mosaics (the second largest mosaic covered space in the world). Gets very busy with tour parties. If you get there at 0830 when it opens you have the place to yourself (you can also find a parking place in the town). Make sure you go up to the roof - great views,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not a great deal that one can add to the many voices praising this Cathedral. It really is one of those spectacular sights that lives up to all the hype. As normal, the signposting to get there was sporadic and the information limited but that is pretty typical. The place itself quite wins you over and the fact... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was mostly impressed by the inside of the Duomo of Monreale, it is just amazing. Having visited several Duomo in Sicily, this is surely one of the nicest Duomo. The work of art both on the inside and the outside is just incredible.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful cathedral full of stunning gold mosaics. The fee to climb the tower is worth it as the views are breathtaking! We couldn't get into the cloisters though, I'm not sure if this is always the case. Monreale is so pretty too. Drive and park as far up as you can get. Our SatNav took us to... More 

Thank Nicola W
Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Duomo di Monreale is a must when you are visiting Palermo. It combines three different architectonic styles: arab, normand and byzantine, something very unique. The golden interior is beautiful, you will like to spend at least an hour inside the church, trying to understand the stories that these mosaics illustrate. Unfortunately, Palermo is not prepared enough for tourism, so... More 

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