Cattedrale di Palermo, Palermo

4.6
Must see · Church · Landmark
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. See Cattedrale di Palermo and all Palermo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Palermo online journey planner.
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  • Truly amazing architecture! The outside is more beautiful than the inside but you walk around the corner and are instantly wowed.  more »
  • Amazing from the outside, a stunning mix of styles even to someone like me who doesn't know much about architecture. To an expert it must be an absolute marvel. The inside was nice enough but not...  more »
  • In few words. It is an absolute Beauty from the outside, and a big disappointment from the inside. Other smaller churches in Palermo would be better to visit  more »
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  • Very nice and beautiful spot. Definitely worth a visit. We visited this site more than once. Beautiful beautiful place, the kids can run around, awesome atmosphere and a great place to grab a drink, chill and enjoy life. This spot really shows the historical and impressive Italian art. Would recommend that you go check out this spot!
  • It might be the best case to talk about architectural style. The mixed if Gothic, Baroque and even Islamic. No one can drive the style of Sicily because the Sicilian are free birds!
  • Must see place in Palermo. Don't miss the roof and the spectacular panorama over the city. Take a seat at the beautiful garden and enjoy the moment. From here you can take a walk towards the harbor.
  • I only gave 4 stars because they're ripping people off (5e just to get a nice view from the balcony) and 10e for the entire cathedral. Also if you're wearing summer clothes (in summer this is inevitable) you need to pay 1e to cover yourself. That just sucks. The cathedral is a must-see
  • Really impressive both externally and internally. The surrounding area is also very, very beautiful. This is one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen. Fully recommended to visit. After this you may walk through Vittorio Emanuele and then take a left at via Macheda for sight seeing and eating some of the food local.food.

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