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Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti

Via Dei Benedettini 3, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 651 5019
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Fascinating for a Catholic Church

This design is so mosque like although it is a catholic church. Tells a wonderful story and gives... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda S
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Florence, Italy
Not worth 6 euros

Nice, historic church with tranquil gardens. Entrance fee much higher than other churches and it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Douglas645
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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This important monument is well-recognized for its Arab architecture, which contains three domes and cubic forms that are representative of an Oriental influence.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“bell tower” (3 reviews)
“entrance fee” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Via Dei Benedettini 3, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 651 5019

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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This design is so mosque like although it is a catholic church. Tells a wonderful story and gives you an idea of Palermo with its rich history of 2700 Years !

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, historic church with tranquil gardens. Entrance fee much higher than other churches and it really doesn't warrant an entry fee of 6 euros.

Thank Douglas645
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The ticket is expensive for such a small place. It is nice to see it a s a very old place and for the plants inside.

Thank Nae L
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Here's ours: a beautiful quiet garden with the remainders of different architectural styles and the results of an overmotivated restaurator. The new stones do not add to the quality of impression and I wonder why the real surprises underneath are not accessible. IMHO an example...More

2  Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Not spectacular, simply very beautiful and beautifully simple. It sits in a peaceful garden, and one room was formerly - and apparently quite companionably - used as a mosque.

Thank MS4866
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful little convent with nice arches, but nothing else... wayyyyyy too pricey for what it is!!!

Thank Mana1913
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Little and nice church. Not very much to see, though. No explanation or guide at all. The expensive ticket (€ 6) is used to maintain lazy and impolite employees. Better to watch the pictures on google.

Thank Salgari7777
Reviewed 28 June 2017

beautiful brick ceiling and mosaic floor. Plainer than all the other churches nearby which makes a refreshing change from the opulence of the others.

Thank tebbenh
Reviewed 24 June 2017

this 12 century church is built on the remains of a benedictine monestary from the 6 century, with some muslim architectual influence. the complex is very pleasant to stroll, espaecially due to the rich garden with fruit trees and the ruling green colour.

Thank ehud f
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The site is great for photography. We also paid at the church next door to walk up its bell tower to take additional photos, but the photos from ground level were better.

Thank JPSWashington_DC
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