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“frederick ii”(15 reviews)
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...more
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 329 397 7513
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a top 3 on the list of places to see here. The beauty and history is beyond anything I’ve ever seen. It’s truly not to be missed. Go during a service but please be respectful. Gorgeous!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely cathedral set in lovely gardens, roof top walks are available, very historic and crypts inside too. Very reasonably priced too .

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eondercul Spanish inspired cathederal built on and out of former mosque there is an inscription from.the Koran on one of pillars. The ornate silver on show makes you think of the exploitation of South America by the Spanish Newer tombs are to those who stood...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mintmoocher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral especially on the outside. You can go up and walk on the roof where you get a lovely view.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ninou R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the top 50 cathedrals of Europe. If you haven't seen your fill, or enjoy church and history, certainly visit. The price is essentially free to view the building with a very reasonable 3 euros for a inside look at rarely seen...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cattedrale di Palermo is one the historic sites in Palermo that can not be missed. It is a nice building that offers different options in the form of tours. Particularly I think it is a bit overpriced and, despite being nice inside it is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is huge and a landmark. Do not forget to buy tickets (think Euro 5 per person) which grant access to the rooftop. Amazing view. The insides are ok.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anuradha H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedrale itself is a must see but for 5euros go on the top to get an overview of Palerme and the mountains around !!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank allan902802
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Norman cathedral was built on the site of a Muslim mosque in the 12th century to rival the cathedral at Monreale. The external architecture is stunning and it is worth walking all the way round rather than just viewing it from the gardens in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SallyF906
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the outside of the cathedral. The big square in front of the side entrance gives you a wonderful view. The inside however is rather plain, and you can easily drop entering (and paying) without messing much.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EllenChr
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