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. See Cattedrale di Palermo and all Palermo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Palermo online journey planner .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful Cathedral. The external façade is almost breathtaking and prettier I think indoor climbing over the roof at night worthwhile. I with the suffocating heat didn't do
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  • August 18, 2017
    Rebuilt by Gualtiero in 1170 after an earthquake in 1169. The outward appearance is magnificent and imposing, while the Interior is a little poorer.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The huge Cathedral outside Palace impresses with its views. Inside, on the contrary, the decoration is quite modest, but nonetheless admires. You should definitely go.
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  • A beautiful from the outside. The sun make it looks so bright. Inside is not something extraordinary but still interesting to spare time for a walk around. There is no entry fee.
  • This cathedral is just as beautiful and impressive on the inside as it is on the outside, so be sure to take a look inside. The ceilings are so stunning
  • Beautiful cathedral that present a beautiful combinations of architectural styles, from neo classic to Arab. It really is one of a kind.
  • Very beautiful cathedral, although not as elaborate as others in Palermo.
  • Lovely interior with a fun opportunity to explore the roof.

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