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Santuario Gibilmanna

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Address: Gibilmanna, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Palermo Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Cefalù
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Beautiful and atmospheric

It's quite a drive from Cefalu (about 14km) but worth it. It's a lovely church, and important Marian sanctuary, and great countryside.

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Christopher G
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

It's quite a drive from Cefalu (about 14km) but worth it. It's a lovely church, and important Marian sanctuary, and great countryside.

Thank Christopher G
Conwy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Santuario is located a few kilometres outside Cefalu on the SP54 on the way to Castelbuono. It is an important shrine in the Catholic church, having been the site of several alleged miracles. It has a charming interior and the views from the terrace over the Madonie Natural park are spectacular.

Thank David E
London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Interesting place with a fascinating history. Quite a long drive from Cefalu as the road is very windy, but aren't they all? We were unlucky to visit on a very cloudy day, but the views from the belvedere in front are spectacular. Worth a trip for these alone.

Thank Thespecialagent
Western Norway, Norway
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Visited with large family, we all went in to church and sat down for a peaceful time. A welcomming place, tidy and well kept outdoors.

Thank Geir H
Crewe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The church itself is quite dramatic in its position with views across the facing hills down to the distant coast. Once past the church the grounds provide a very interesting walk.

Thank Andrew G
Katwijk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

The scenery is and advantage, the museum is quite nice. A lot of different items, that seemingly don't fit together , but then you realize they all have something to do with the convent.

Thank acdourlein
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This is the place where one can admire the human artistic talent - on the right side of the entrance you can enjoy one of the best examples of the method intarsia (built-in stones in marble). Fantastic! The view is also breathtaking!

Thank Ioana T
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We had actually typed into our navigation to take us to Cefalu, yet it took us to this wonderful place! Completely found it by accident but no regrets!

Thank moone1mm
Ann Arbor, MI
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

Maybe it just was not our day. The top half of the mountain was stuck in a cloud, so there was no view. The church is pleasant enough but , contrary to the posted hours, the museum and other buildings were all closed. We did not see a soul. Unless it is a clear day, I would find something else... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

The sanctuary is situated not far away from Cefalu'. The location is very beautiful and the sanctuary is immersed in the greenery of the mountain from were you can admire the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and coast. This place transmit peace, silence and tranquility. The sanctuary is very well maintained & preserved. Entrance is free of charge and... More 

Thank Silvio Z

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