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Church of San Cataldo, Palermo

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Religious Site
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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  • The Church itself is a symbol of the city with its three red cupolas and its strong yet elegant structure. The Interior is bare, with exposed stone and penetrates a suggestive light, which allows you to fully enjoy the intersection of arches, domes and skewer gives the deeply spiritual atmosphere. A thanks to the volunteers of friends of museums of Palermo who care for it.
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  • A rare church indeed. Over a thousand years old and the history literally comes out of the walls. There is a stunning restaurant outside too!  more »
  • 西西里豐富的歷史 跟旁邊不同風格時期的建築搭在一起 又沒有違和感 不過進去都要收費的 可以從對面樓梯上面拍照可以全部入境  more »
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  • 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
  • Beautiful church from outside. It's a shame you need to pay to visit.
  • Doubtless is a strange building from outside, especially the roof. Inside (you have to pay) is a simple and sober.
  • very intimate small medieval church. absolutely worth to visit it
  • My favorite church in the entire world. Severe, simple, beautiful.