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Beautiful apsidal decoration

Hard to photograph in its entirety but of high quality very like the same detail on Palermo... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Newport, United Kingdom
Great architecture

This attraction is actually outter walls of the Cathedral (Duomo). This is where Arab influence is... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2017
Aleksandar S
Belgrade, Serbia
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May 1, 2018
“Beautiful apsidal decoration”
Aug 24, 2017
“Great architecture”
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Hard to photograph in its entirety but of high quality very like the same detail on Palermo cathedral.

Thank Steve1540
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

This attraction is actually outter walls of the Cathedral (Duomo). This is where Arab influence is so easy to see.

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed June 25, 2017

I don't know why is this billed as a separate attraction, it's just the back of the cathedral, maybe because people just go inside the cathedral and never bother walk around...well, they should

1  Thank Brian_Kaye1958
Reviewed August 14, 2016

When finished with the glorious inside of the Duomo Monreale (see my review on it), take a tour around this vast Cathedral from outside. On the back side you'll spot different architectural style, belonging to the Arabs. What a great and harmonius mixture. TIP: From...More

2  Thank B1714D
Reviewed March 30, 2016

This was an amazing stop high above Palermo. I am so thrilled to have taken a tour of this amazing "building"! A work of art, truly.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed February 17, 2016

The weaving of bands of pattern across the blank arcades of the east end of Monreale Cathedral is outstanding, almost worth the visit just to see them.

Thank William W
Reviewed February 13, 2016

The monastery adjacent to the cathedral in the Normand style is quite incredible. Worth the trip from Palermo.

Thank Guilherme R
Reviewed December 9, 2015

Sometimes visitors to the Monreale Cathedral miss the exterior of the building and the external apses should not be missed! What a magnificent blend of Arab, Byzantine, French and Norman architecture! Totally graceful without being even slightly eclectic... Enjoy the apses from the outside and...More

1  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed November 27, 2015

Once you have visited the interior of the Cathedral and its adjoining cloister, walk to the back of the monument to admire the sculptures of the abside. The sanctuary was clearly a mix of Norman, Byzantine and Arab styles, which give a conspicuous style to...More

Thank Christmate11
Reviewed November 7, 2015

The cathedral has many details, too many to list. The apses, are impressive both outside and inside. On the outside, the design is clearly arab, another interesting style mix. Inside it is pure magic. Christ Pantocrator fills the central apse with virgin and child below....More

Thank HelenaGuerra
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