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Points of Interest & Landmarks in Palermo

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  • Outofdodge_10
    Santa Fe, NM1,315 contributions
    The Cattedrale di Palermo (Cathedral of Palermo), as many buildings and sites in Sicily has had many incarnations. It was a Byzantine (eastern half of the Roman Empire - Constantinople, now Istanbul) basilica that was transformed into a mosque in the 9th century by the Saracens Then into a church in 1185. A Gothic portal was added in later centuries, as well as other additions. All of the contributions make this Cattedrale an exceptionally beautiful building. As always, I recommend looking up the rich history before visiting. There is a small, but beautiful square in which to meander.
    Written March 23, 2023
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  • travelasacouple
    essex, england185 contributions
    Really popular area, which is pedestrianised (mostly). Seems to always be someone singing or playing an instrument and this afternoon we heard so many people singing along while a young girl played violin. Have no idea what it was but was very popular and sounded great.

    Looks lovely day or night
    Written March 24, 2023
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  • Periscope
    Lindesnes Municipality, Norway6,653 contributions
    Along the pedestrian street in the city center, just after (or before) Quatro Canti this magnificial monument reveals it self. Walk around it , take pictures, and remember.
    Written March 19, 2023
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  • james w
    Trenton, NJ12 contributions
    to reflect about the mafia killings, and how this people react to the mafia problem. Sicilian are very proud people!
    Written February 7, 2023
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  • Judy Lau
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia16 contributions
    Enter the beautiful palace Abatellis and see the art echibition. This particular piece is a gigantic painting full of interesting facts behind
    Written August 3, 2019
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  • IlyaNJ
    Marlboro, NJ944 contributions
    Palermo has a number of luxuriously decorated churches, and Immacolata is one of the best examples, with amazing details on every inch of the surface, marble, plaster, frescoes, stone, columns, organs, etc. Worth the small entry fee!
    Written October 7, 2021
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  • Amy
    5 contributions
    I stumbled across this charming palazzo whilst exploring Palermo on a solo trip. Giovanni, the owner personally showed me around his house which has been so well kept. He made such an effort to speak in English and it was wonderful to see the portraits of his ancestors and to take a walk around his wonderful home. Well worth the €10 for this hidden gem!
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • Christian Moser
    Widen, Switzerland384 contributions
    Italy, Sicily and Palermo, where ever you walk you feel like in a museum. The fountain is just another amazing sight that is worth visiting. It is just a pity that the surrounding buildings are so worn down. I do understand that refurbishments cost lots of money but imagine how much more attractive all the sights would be.
    Written October 14, 2022
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  • Israel R
    Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
    In a tour guidebook I read during the planning of the trip to Sicily, it was written that the Palermo’s "New Gate" was built in 1569 in memory of King Carl V's visit to Palermo in 1535. Another guide states that the gate was built in 1460 and served for a long time as the main land access to the city. In 1667 the gate was almost completely destroyed when lightning struck fire dust warehouses that were near the gate causing a huge explosion. Regardless of the exact information of the two, for me the gate is beautiful with all the sculptures and especially the eagle’s head, which is made of Miolica tiles, on the roof.
    Written June 29, 2020
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA13,096 contributions
    This is a busy shopping street in the heart of the old city. We were on parts of it several times as we worked our way from attraction to attraction. One surprise was the Palazzo delle Poste - a modern build which seemed out of place with all of the historical building surrounding it.
    Written July 31, 2021
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  • Mirjana Marinkovic
    Palermo, Italy32 contributions
    This is apparently the only 360 degrees view of the city. The tour was part of the church built in XIII century. There are three floors ( the panoramic view being on the third one). The steps are tiny and steep so it might be difficult for people who are not fit or who are elderly. I went there for a night visit which was nice but I think it's better to see it during daylight. I'll go back. The entrance fee is 4€ and there is a guide included who will explain what you're seeing. It is definitely a place to visit in Palermo. Make sure you check their opening hours cause I think they open only on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
    Written October 22, 2018
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA13,096 contributions
    This plaza, only a short walk from Quattro Canti, holds three churches. They are architecturally different, but all are still beautiful.

    All are historically significant. Allow 60 to 90 minutes if you plan to visit all three.
    Written July 31, 2021
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  • ChinaFanNYC
    New York, NY202 contributions
    First off, the Piazza Bologni is a gem. Lots of fascinating buildings which are not too tarted up. (In fact, the facade of this palace could use a bit of love.) It is not open daily, but thanks to Valentina at the adjacent restaurant Carlo V, we returned to visit when it was open, and we are glad we did. You will get a glimpse of the lifestyle of the rich and famous Alliata family, and everything seems to have been preserved as it was before the residence was willed to the Archdiocese of Palermo. The inexpensive guided tour was just enough.
    Written August 26, 2018
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  • Rosario_it
    Belgium1,827 contributions
    This popular area of Palermo become more and more frequented by tourists and there are some good attractions and one of the best markets of Palermo (and Sicily)
    Written August 6, 2019
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  • Itai A
    Tel Aviv, Israel7 contributions
    We did the circular trail which includes the small grove of giant holly trees (the agrifogli).
    It was in late November, cold and very windy, but exhilarating.
    At one point we reached a peak from which you could see the sea and some 180 degrees landscape, and feel you need to put stones in your pockets for fear of being blown away.
    The trail then goes down to a lovely meadow which felt like catharsis.
    Highly recommended, and quite an easy trail if you climb your way slowly. It took us about 2 hours.
    The trail is mostly unmarked, except for a few signs, but you can use Wikiloc to follow other hikers. If you happen to pass through Cefalu, there's an information office for the Madonie park on the main street with nice people to help you.
    Written November 24, 2019
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