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Cattedrale di Palermo

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 329 397 7513
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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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Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 329 397 7513
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The plazza in front of the cathedral is quite pleasant and relaxing, the cathedral façade as well, since it is an aggregate of many styles. But the interior is cold and uninteresting compared to other churches in Palermo

Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cattedrale is a must see. The ornate interior displays a sense of pride in workmanship. The columns tell a story

Thank joscolon
Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting architecture and mosaics. Tombs of various priests inside, along with one that was killed by the mafia in 1993.

Thank volleygirl44
Reviewed 6 days ago

The cathedral is very big, and architectural styles is different. This is point of attraction. You could find bizantin style, moors or baroque. Very nice portico in front of entrance. Inside for me the best was the wooden roof, nice sculptured. You cant miss the...More

Thank snookie69
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit during Sunday morning services. The crowd was thin. As you would expect, it was grand. Even during services you could pay to go up the tower.

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a stunning building inside and out. You can go on to the roof, weather permitting. Not to expensive.

Thank D H L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral highlights the variety of cultural influences over the years. A must see in Palermo.

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral. It used to be covered in mosaics like Monreale but was changed by the Normans but you still get a glimpse of how it would have looked. The cathedral teaches you a lot about the history of the city, particularly...More

Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing architecture and very beautiful inside. We happened to visit during mass and it was a very lovely experience.

Thank Katriina J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge structure with two distinct parts. Was rebuilt inside in typical late XVIII century style, not interesting .

Thank Zeituni
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