Cattedrale di Palermo

Cattedrale di Palermo

Cattedrale di Palermo
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This cathedral was started in 1185 by the norman archbishop Gualtiero Offamilio. You can visit the Royal and Imperial tomb of Frederik the II, the urn with the relics of the patron Saint of Palermo Santa Rosalia, plus a treasury with a precious medieval crown and a crypt from the VII century. The church is free to enter, there is a ticket to access the monumental area composed by royal tombs, treasury, crypt and the roof.
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Joe L
138 contributions
Apr 2022
This church was spectacular with gold everywhere and beautiful sculptures throughout. This was quite large.
Written 6 May 2022
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patio53
Steilacoom,WA282 contributions
Apr 2022
We went on a Sunday during mass, so we couldn’t see much and it looks like parts are blocked off for renovation, which limited viewing even more. However, later we were able to see its outer beauty from a side view and the workmanship is impressive.
Written 26 April 2022
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inna s
Haifa, Israel272 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
It's one of the most beautiful buildings in the island.
And definitely the most impressive in Palermo.
Take at least one hour for exploring it
Written 23 April 2022
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Konstantia M
Piraeus, Greece1,501 contributions
Oct 2021
An impressive and huge cathedral. Αrchitectural, art, sculpture, spiritualism. The best combination of Italian Arts. A must visit! Compine the visit with a coffee around. Ideal for a rainny day! Do not miss it!
Written 11 March 2022
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AmyJ20122020
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Dec 2021
The exterior of this cathedral is impressive. My favourite part was going up on to the roof for the views. My partner loved going down to see the catacombs. There was also a wide range of remarkable artefacts on display throughout the cathedral. Well worth a visit.
Written 11 March 2022
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,497 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
More than a church, this is huge. You can climb to the roof for a good view but there's a fee. The Cathedral is just grand in scale. Be sure to see the Zodiac brass stripe in the floor .
Written 8 March 2022
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miss_maya
20 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
Must see! You can't come to Palermo and miss this. Take an all-on ticket €19. Also take a seat and a breath in the royal gardens.
Written 4 February 2022
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Eeman T
5 contributions
Nov 2021
We stumbled upon the Sunday service and loved experiencing it. The priests, hyms and ambience were mesmerizing - especially being a part of something that was local
Written 9 December 2021
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IlyaNJ
Marlboro, NJ786 contributions
Sep 2021
Palermo Cathedral is a remarkable feast for eyes on the outside, and reasonably stately inside, although in a somewhat muted way. The roof is an undeniable highlight, well worth on its own the cost of the cheapest combo ticket (other parts covered by the combo are not as interesting, but there are more expensive versions that include parts of the complex that we decided not to go to) - views and perspectives from the top are fantastic!
Written 7 October 2021
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1991KEB
Navarre, FL1,290 contributions
Sep 2021
We were taken aback with the beauty of the ceiling above the alter. It was amazing. The whole church was beautiful. The alter to Santa Rosalie was in silver and totally like none I had ever seen. The tribute to Father Giuseppe Publish was so wonderful. And finally the chapel of the Holy Sacrament was a beautiful blue marble. It was elegant. Find time to come by the cathedral and feel the warmth.
Written 16 September 2021
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