Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana), Palermo
(4.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
Overlooking the Piazza Bellini, Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana) 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. With our custom trip planner, Palermo attractions like Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana) 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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  • Pure history and art in this church from medieval times. Beautiful ceilings with bizantino art, wonderful mosaics and relics from the past. A must see piece of art. 
  • This Byzantine influence, Baroque church and Muslim is a monuments of the city of Palermo that should visit the beauty of the interior decoration and the mark left by the various cultures that have passed through the city over the years.
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  • Must see this small church in the historic center of the city! Is full of wonderful mosaics
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  • Cost 1 euro to enter. I enjoyed doing panoramic photos of all the art.
  • A small Norman church far from the big baroque churches of the nearby. But is a real gem.
  • half Byzantine, half reinessance. both halves: amazing!
  • Norman church built by Arab masons and decorated by Byzantine craftsmen. A must see.
  • This was a really interesting church which juxtaposed two styles of architecture in its interior. The mosaics were very intricate and the frescoes very beautiful.