Torre di San Nicolo all'Albergheria

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Torre di San Nicolo all'Albergheria

Torre di San Nicolo all'Albergheria
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
About
Attached to the church stands a slender quadrangular building with well-squared blocks: the 12th century civic tower is part of the old system communication; built by the University of Palermo to defend the “Cassaro Walls", it was not part of the structures of the church and as you can see was released and isolated.
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,137 contributions
The remainder of the city's fortress wall.
Jul 2019
Palermo shared the fate of most of Europe's medieval cities and demolished the city walls. It happened usually in the XVIII-XIX centuries, when the walls lost their military significance, and not yet acquired tourist value. This tower of the XIII century is all that remains of the walls of the fortress wall of the city. It is now part of the Church of San Nicolò all'Albergheria, but has an independent tourist value. You can climb it for 2.5 euros and take pictures of the center of Palermo. I've been to Monreale. From there, Palermo is at a glance, but here it is getting closer.
Written 11 February 2020
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Mirjana Marinkovic
Palermo, Italy32 contributions
Nice panoramic views of Palermo
Oct 2018 • Solo
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 22 October 2018
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Giuseppe S
Antwerp, Belgium864 contributions
Great views
Mar 2018 • Solo
The tower is opened for visit on Tuesdays and Saturday and for only 3 euros a guide will show you Palermo from a beautiful vantage point. Reservation not needed in these timeframes. A local group called Terradamare is taking care of the visits and can be contacted for further help, they replied very fastly to my email.
Written 5 April 2018
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Tyke
Birmingham, UK966 contributions
Good views
Apr 2017 • Couples
I suspect this is only regularly open on Saturday mornings. Run by teenage volunteers, a church group presumably, who give you a commentary in broken English, much better than my Italian. Worth the steep narrow climb to see Palermo from above.
Written 3 April 2017
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federico e
Berlin, Germany10 contributions
Great view and very nice guide!
Mar 2017 • Friends
Not only the view from the tower is great, Torre di San Nicolo' is also cheap (only 2 or 3 euros) and even if it was closed, the guy who also works as tour guide opened the tower only for us to visit it, despite being closed (its open on saturdays only).
Written 4 March 2017
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Paolo Micciche
Palermo, Italy192 contributions
Perfect view of Palermo
Oct 2016 • Solo
If you wish to see the wonderful Palermo from a top, you for sure have to visit this tower or the tower of the church of ss. Salvatore.
From this tower you can see Palermo in 360°, observing from the sea to the multiples churches, famous market, palaces and the cathedral.
Some of the guide are very good in explaining what of Palermo are you watching.
Better if you go in a sunny day
Written 1 November 2016
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Kevin D
Maple Ridge, Canada1,537 contributions
A much nicer view of Palermo.
Aug 2015 • Couples
A bit of a walk up the stairs but well worth the effort to see a a more positive perspective of Palermo. The history of the tower is interesting but you come for the view and the breeze.
Written 27 October 2015
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MichiganZumbido
Michigan299 contributions
Best Central City View
Mar 2014 • Couples
Many steps in cramps quarters, but very much worth the exercise for the 360 degree view of Palermo. A very picture worthy experience!
Written 12 March 2014
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Fran C
Blue Mountains, Australia260 contributions
Seeing Palermo from a new angle
Sep 2013
After an adventurous day (trip to Segesta by public transport, walked the Greek ruins then had to hitched back to Alcamo just in time for our train back to Palermo), we were already hot and dirty but worked out the map to find San Nicolo. Climbed the tower for a fantastic view of Palermo - roof tops, domes, looking down on street life. Worth the climb and visit!
Written 7 September 2013
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Dave H
Newport, UK313 contributions
Excellent view
Jun 2013 • Couples
A late addition to the building, this tower was designed to be part of the communication network of bells to help alert the city's denizens to defensive requirements. It is well worth the climb to observe magnificent Palermo from an excellent viewpoint. Set the camera to panoramic and enjoy!
Written 11 June 2013
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Torre di San Nicolo all'Albergheria is open:
  • Mon - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue - Tue 10:30 - 14:30
  • Thu - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 - 14:30


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