Church of San Cataldo, Palermo

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Get a taste of Arabian-Norman architecture at red-domed Church of San Cataldo. Built in 1160 during the Norman occupation of Palermo, the church shows Islamic and Byzantine features, such as its cubic forms, blind arches, and the red domes on the roof. Inside, under the simple stone arches and bare walls, appreciate the original mosaic floor. Add Church of San Cataldo to your Palermo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Palermo travel route planner.
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  • The Church is next to the Church of the Martorana. Admission fee was built by an Admiral of the realm, Majone from Bari between 1154 and ill 1160che made the private chapel of his palace, on the ruins of Punic-Roman walls.
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  • beautiful wedding favor in the City Center: sit under a dome and stare upward. And six kidnapped by the simplicity and austerity of the place
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  • Definitely be next to the Church of the Martorana. Ancient Church in the city center is beautiful on the outside with three red cupolas and Arab, but bare, unadorned and cramped inside. Very nice floor. Is part of the Arab-Norman.
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  • Amazing, must see. Used to me a mosque. So much history here. Entry is 2.5 Euro. Photos are allowed.
  • Sorry for who think that is not good ask money by a local office for visit but is necessary for mantain the quality of service and to limit people inside a small delicate building. PS: 2 euro for a visit is too much?
  • I didn't go inside because they asked for money to enter. They should have made a combo ticket with the neighboring church d'amiraglio
  • Saturday 10pm 13/05/17 outside the church was an amazing concert, does anyone know the singer and her name? awesome voice
  • Exterior of this church is very cute. This is obviously another good architecture example of combination of mosque and church. I did not enter the church as it charged entry fee. It is really small, so they hang a blanket at the gate to avoid peek :0
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