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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  • August 18, 2017
    Worth a visit to see. Especially if you have gone before that in La Mortoranu. Striking difference in wealth. San cataldo too modest looks.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We visited because it is open on a Sunday afternoon. Decidedly sober that acts as a contrast to all the surrounding Baroque.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Suggestion, mosaics, middle ages. Surcharge. Only in the morning. Mass only for the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.
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  • 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
  • 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

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