Cattedrale di Palermo
Cattedrale di Palermo
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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.
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AKC60
Reigate, UK75 contributions
The inside looks sumptuous, the outside looks stunning... such a beautiful building. Don't miss it. It's in a great location, too, as the area around it also contains some standout visual gems.
Written 24 September 2022
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OLenany
Brooklyn, NY528 contributions
Family
The history of Sicily is so complicated. It’s been under different rulers and religion.
This Cathedral is absolutely amazing, beautiful. It’s definitely worth it to take a ticket that includes all the attractions, including the roof, where you can see a panoramic view of the city. Just keep in mind that the stairs to the roof are very narrow ,
The adjacent building is the one where the bishops live. Totally worth visiting
Written 23 September 2022
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Meikas88
Athens, Greece36 contributions
Couples
Beautiful building!! The most impressive sightseeing of the city ! You don't pay to enter the church . But the most impressive part of the building it's the outside . Amazing architecture ❤️
Written 23 August 2022
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Vicky_Chatz
Alexandroupoli, Greece61 contributions
Couples
Very impressive cathedral with a big garden and a panoramic view of the city. But you have to pay for every little room you want to see. The cost for the roof and the panoramic view (for max 10 minutes) is 7€. The ticket for everything is 15€
Written 11 July 2022
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The Wonderer
82 contributions
Solo
A very nice place to visit and also very historic. The attention to detail will take your breath away. I would have loved to be able to spend more time at the cathedral; however, I was pressed for time. I loved every moment of it.
Written 3 July 2022
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247LiveLife
South Africa1,046 contributions
Beautiful Cathedral and worth the time going to visit! Just a pity to see some areas in need of renovation!
Written 25 June 2022
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Craig
Edinburgh, UK6 contributions
Couples
A great value visit to the cathedral and adjoining museum. Good ticket value compared to other attractions (looking at you Palace of the Normans 👎🏻). Roof tour is basic, but provides fantastic views across Palermo. Recommend if you are exploring the city.
Written 22 June 2022
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Nicola P
Stuttgart, Germany16 contributions
Family
Unfortunately inside is nothing special, I don't understand why they ask for a ticket
Even the roof visit is not interesting as expected
Written 21 June 2022
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Clive S
Surbiton, UK65 contributions
Superb cathedral, steeped in history. very well organised visit. The people who work here are professional and friendly. The cathedral is amazing and a must-see attraction.
Written 12 June 2022
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Shorty55_13
Marborough, MA73 contributions
The seamless mix of Norman, Gothic, Baroque and Arab architecture should make a visit to this cathedral a must for architecture fans. The interior is beautiful in its simplicity. Be sure to view the cathedral’s eastern facade which best displays the Arab influence in its detailing.
Written 12 June 2022
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