Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana), Palermo

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,300+ 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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  • The Church was completely committed in the Baroque style. Who has seen the Cappella Palatina and Monreale, should avoid this monstrosity.
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  • We enter a small church. We sit and watch a beautiful little thing, sicilo, normando, Arab. Rather beautiful paintings, gave way to some of the Byzantine mosaics. A synthesis of East and West... superb
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  • Byzantine art. Less known and so unexpected! Not to be missed is Piazza Bellini in front of another Church it interesting
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  • 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.
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