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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0921 922021
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US$54.03*
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Sunset walk to Cefalu

We visited in September. Was quite hot. We stayed in Palermo. Drove to Cefalu in hired car. Took the cable car. That was ok. Once you reach cefalu you get lost in the authenticity... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Jerusalem
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cefalu was always on my list because I love Norman architecture. I booked a room and made the trip last week. The most interesting part of the cathedral is the external architecture. Inside, not much to see, that is, nothing compared to the Palermo cathedral, or Monreale. The original stain glass windows apparently all broken and were replaced with something... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in September. Was quite hot. We stayed in Palermo. Drove to Cefalu in hired car. Took the cable car. That was ok. Once you reach cefalu you get lost in the authenticity of the place. You can get lots of local food, eateries, goodies. We took a sunset walk in the city. The castle towards the end looks... More 

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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The duomo was stunning! A must see if you are in Cefalu. The mosaics are amazing. So much history here.

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Or Yehuda, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view of the church and the plaza directly below the massive, forbidding cliffs is as beautiful a site as one could want visiting an exotic land. The Norman fortress church itself was very pretty, not only on the outside but also on the inside. We especially enjoyed sitting at one of the cafes on the perimeter of the plaza,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

nice place to see...make sure you explore the whole area, just beautiful. great as part of a walking tour of Cefalu

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Worth seeing for the architecture (Norman) alone. Richly appointed in the nave and the beautifully plain in the rest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Great view into the past. This Cathedral was built in 1131. Although there aren't regular scheduled Masses here, the Church is open, available for local weddings, if you are lucky enough to be there, but also available for you to light a candle/pray, or just enjoy the Norman architecture. Wonderful piazza in front of the Cathedral serviced by a couple... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

You can see the cathedral on the horizon from many places in Cefalù - one of the best views is looking down from La Rocca. It was originally Norman, but with a Moorish twist and 15th century additions. Inside, there are lovely Byzantine mosaics - it's a pity that they are roped off and you can't see them close up.

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

After walking up a slight incline for a couple of blocks, then there's some stairs, and a ramp. Be careful. The interior is amazing for such a small town, but the view with the sheer mountain side behind it is outstanding. The Piazza below offers some great views, too. Please remember to leave an offering before you go.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Travel guides alert you that this duomo has the best Byzantine style mosaics in the world. Probably true. The huge series of mosaics behind the alter are mesmerizing. Also features Greek columns that were probably robbed from the Temple of Diana on the Rock. Worth a visit.

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