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Via Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 707 8201
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Palermo's main city gate

It was built in the 15th c. to celebrate Charles V's into the city. Gigantic male figures are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
opossumd
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Cervo, Italia
Nothing so impressive if you are travelling

If you are travelling around this is nothing too impressive as is just one of the hystorical... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elena P
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Rome, Italy
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Via Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was built in the 15th c. to celebrate Charles V's into the city. Gigantic male figures are sculpted in the front.

Thank opossumd
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are travelling around this is nothing too impressive as is just one of the hystorical construction.

Thank Elena P
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

But not something that I would go very far out of my way to see, just happened to be passing whilst walking 'along the prom' - a particularly British pass-time.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

You can imagine yourself traveling back in time and getting ready to enter a city of importance. The detail and craftsmanship are unbelievable. It looks like it may have been the main gate to a fortified city. Worth seeing

Thank MSgtA
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The Porta is interesting due to the sculptures on either side of the outside entrance. They show captives in chains or with their arms removed. This commemorates the defeat of the Moors in Tunis by Charles V about 1530 or so. The gate commemorates his...More

Thank Bear H
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Its an archway, but they call it a gate. Its big but its just an archway. There are several others that no one bothers mentioning, so not sure what's so special about this one

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The archway on the southern (more interesting) part of the central street. You see it from a distance

Thank Zeituni
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Hey its a gate to a city that disappeared centuries ago and is still standing. Cars drive through it, people get in front of it, there are garbage cans, etc. I don't think even the Sicilians take it too seriously. But its there, you will...More

Thank Jerry W
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Just a interesting archway on the main thoroughfare. Walk down street to see the cathedral, shops, restaurants and many interesting things. Not a special site unto itself.

Thank jfrao
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Several smal cafes are near this gate so eating outside here makes a pleasant way to look at the architecture.Pasticeria Capella has very good sandwiches and cappuccinos.

Thank M L
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