Duomo di Cefalu, Cefalu

4.6
Built after a vow made by the King of Sicily Roger II, Duomo di Cefalu is a Roman Catholic cathedral constructed in the Norman style. The basilica's fortress-like appearance looms over the medieval town, heralding the powerful presence of the Normans and the city's vulnerability to attack by sea. Pass through a large terraced parvise, or enclosed porch, that was once a cemetery with earth imported from Jerusalem. The spires of the two Norman towers on the cathedral's facade don't match. One symbolizes the papal authority, and the other is a symbol of royal authority. Michele Canzoneri designed the modern, abstract stained-glass windows in 1985. With our international travel planner, Cefalu attractions like Duomo di Cefalu can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A magnificent temple for a small town, built by the order successfully rescued here Manager Sicily. Majestically inside and outside. Closed for visits at 18.00
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  • The Duomo is superb. We note especially the beautiful Christ Pantocrator that is almost the copy of one of the great Cathedral of Monreale. This is normal since it is the same artist who made them
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  • Worth visiting - and the cloister, which is to the left of the cathedral if you're looking from the main square  more »
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  • As cathedrals go it is a great-looking one! But being *the* tourist thing in Cefalu to see, it gets busy with the usual trappings that this brings with it to an area.
  • Lovely city. Great cathedral. Nice lunch by the sea.
  • Beautiful from the outside and unfortunately closed on the two days of my Cefalù- visit beginning of January 2019. A pity that a visit was not possible. Based on the pictures in internet, the interior must be overwhelming. The plaza and the bars around offer a lovely ambiance, typical Mediterranean. Adorable!
  • Beautiful little community. Old but clean. Nice shops and great views.
  • Lovely town with lots of pedestrian cobbled streets with nice shops and restaurants. Lovely cathedral.
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