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Cattedrale di Palermo, Palermo

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Cattedrale di Palermo was erected in 1185 to replace a ninth-century mosque. Explore the church and observe the different styles--attributed to a long history of additions, alterations, and restorations--that characterize the building. Look for the column with the Quran verse carved on it, a remnant from the mosque, and admire the 13th-century mosaic of the Madonna. The Sacrament chapel is adorned with precious stones and lapis lazuli. You can visit the tombs of several important figures who have been laid to rest here, including Emperor Henry VI, Peter II of Sicily, and Constance of Aragon. Head to the roof for views of the city. Guided tours are available. Make Cattedrale di Palermo part of your personalized Palermo itinerary using our Palermo vacation builder.
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  • The beauty of the Cathedral remains outside, has nothing special inside. We should make a tour of the roof to see things fantastche!
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  • An imposing Cathedral. Latin plant, outside is a building that blends styles Arabic-Norman, Gothic-Aragonese and neoclassic, Norman style reigns in its construction with some details of later centuries. In the first two chapels of the right nave are Royal and imperial tombs. It has a treasure that stores objects of the Kings of Sicily. The courtyard is beautiful with many Palm trees. A must visit.
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  • When I saw the most impressive cathedrals in Palermo Cathedral architecture. You can visit on foot in the center of the city. Entrance fee but it's worth it. Also, you will have to buy a ticket to exit the roof line. You will surely see a top to the city. A magnificent structure. Architecture will surprise you with a mixed form unfamiliar Italian city island will make you feel like a instead of the Arabic countries. It was a magnificent architectural structure for me. . See and details of the examination. When I go to look at the ground in altara. You will see a line with Burçlarınızın symbols
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  • Outside it looks magnificent inside it totally different from what you expect. It went through many stages of renovation s in different ages and you can feel it. Worth a visit
  • A fun experience to go up the roof top of the cathedral. Costs are around €6,- per person. It gives a nice view of the city.
  • A beautiful cathedral in Sicily, but absolutely not the most impressive one. The entrance fee to dorm is 6 euro, and visiting the tombs and royal treasury with extra 2 euro. The price is too high, 6 euro for top view from this dorm is not worthwhile.
  • Not the same details as other churches in the area but size is impressive. Go to roof. Avoid the crypts. No special.
  • Definitely worth a visit of you are in Palermo, if for nothing else to get the amazing views from the rooftop terrace. You can also go down into the tombs below where it is nice and cool. Unfortunately none the signs are in English so I wasn't able to read about the history bit the views were good and the architecture is amazing