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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  • On the last Sunday in September I was lucky enough to participate in an illustration made inside the church. And you could breathe the air of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. I suggest that you study its historical evolution, before accessing it, also to understand why the ticket costs a little more than the entrance to the adjacent Santa Maria del Admiral ("La Martorana").
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  • This church is built in the 12 Century and relatively (compared to many around it) unadorned. Visited two years ago whilst it was being repaired. Repairs now finished and it is a lovely peaceful haven  more »
  • It is very small and does not have much to see inside, however it has a lot of charm for its originality; a Norman church with Arab influences.
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  • Amazing tiny Norman church. Well worth a visit.
  • The part you pay to see (2.5 euro per person) is interesting but very small.
  • Very lovely. No photos allowed. No shorts allowed.
  • There is no decoration inside but price 2.5 euro. I hope they restore this church because now it's robbery. Every free church in Palermo more beautiful than that
  • Wonderful church. Beautiful inside and out.
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