Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, Palermo

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Overlooking the Piazza Bellini, Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio is a church famous for its 12th-century Byzantine gold mosaics. One of the most notable mosaics is on the domed roof, with Christ looking down from the middle. Also check out the colorful frescoes with various religious figures and scenes. The exterior architecture makes for great photos. Using our online itinerary creator, Palermo attractions like Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The mosiacs in this church are beautiful.You never expect to see such a wonder before you enter. Not to be missed.  more »
  • Another great historical site to visit in Palermo. The workmanship and effort put into the site is impressive.  more »
  • Beautiful church in the heart of Palermo gorgeous setting in full Norman Arabic style to visit absolutely
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  • A beautiful church with amazing sculptures and interior design. The church is really huge and has a good background story.
  • A true hidden gem at the ♥ of Palermo! 💕 From the outside it looks nice yes... But once inside it's a sight that will forever cherish! 😀 🎉 🎂 🇮🇹
  • Magnificent church originally built in 12th century by Normans in Byzantine/Islamic style. Half of it was painted over with baroque scenes, while the other is ancient and much more interesting (adorned with countless mosaics). Here and there you find columns inscribed with Arabic characters. Visitors entry is possible only for a few hours in a few days, so be sure you check its schedule!
  • This is about the most beautiful church I have ever seen . Despite not seeming very inspiring from outside the interior is overwhelming. Absolutely the best thing in Palermo. Not to be missed.
  • I am not a church expert, but what I liked about it is unique mixture of styles influenced by different cultures and religions. Orthodox iconography, catholic interior, touch of Islamic architecture ....
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