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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. With our world travel planner, Palermo attractions like Church of San Cataldo 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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  • In contrast to the Romanesque martorana next, must see .1 .5 euro entry if you've been to the Cathedral, central location and easy to reach.
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  • It's not the usual Baroque, small as a church but very simple and a sense of peace, from what I was told at the ticket office is still linked to the KNIGHTS of the HOLY SEPULCHRE, in short a jewel one of many of PALERMO
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  • Once inside you can only stay in boca open. Yet another example of monumental beauty. Symbol of Palermo. Singular as the architect Giuseppe Pal in his restoration of order 800 did, to the three domes, a dark red plaster from then on will recur in different monuments in Palermo. Entrance fee of 2.5 euros, well spent. A very prepared pointed out the Church.
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