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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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  • Fed up with the Baroque, with Rococco, with over-endowed churches in general? Well here is the antidote - a charming simple church that is well worth a visit. The staff were friendly and informative -...  more »
  • The structure of the little and old church is very apparent since there are no frescoes or decorations. It remains so close to the roman/greek temples.  more »
  • 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 »
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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