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“one of the most beautiful cathedrals”

Cattedrale di Palermo
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This cathedral was started in 1185 by the norman archbishop Gualtiero Offamilio. You can visit the Royal and Imperial tomb of Frederik the II, the urn with the relics of the patron Saint of Palermo Santa Rosalia, plus a treasury with a precious medieval crown and a crypt from the VII century. The church is free to enter, there is a ticket to access the monumental area composed by royal tombs, treasury, crypt and the roof.
Reviewed January 27, 2013

it is huge, beautufill, historical surroundings, great palce to make a pictures, religious visit if you want. souvenir kiosks, the underground burrial place wis worth vsisit - cript -spooky.

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We went for the first time with the family to Palermo, and certainly one of the highlights was its Cathedral along with the City Council square. I expected more confusion on the streets but it wasn't much more than in other big europena towns. There is a special elegance in town due to the importance that Palermo has had throughout the centuries..and it shows. the gardens and the Cathedral are incredible, we were lucky 'cause it was a warm december morning. Particualrly attractive the façade and the gardens outside.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Being winter the sarcophagii of variuos rulers was closed for viewing - without these it's just another cathedral.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Greatness of art work and history found it interesting . Location is near to Balaro Market which is another place of interest

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Absolutely beautiful, stuning, wonderful courtyard leading into the church , the towers are magnifiicent, so many different styles, it was amazing
I had the greatest of times in Palermo and had no problems with any area, we walked at night, one night in the rain, and the last night of our stay, we found our way back to the Cattedrale area for a marvelous , what seemed like a mile long vendor market.
Will be back

Thank vngonz
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