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Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti

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Address: Via Dei Benedettini 3, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 651 5019
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This important monument is well-recognized for its Arab architecture, which...

This important monument is well-recognized for its Arab architecture, which contains three domes and cubic forms that are representative of an Oriental influence.

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Plain but ethereal

Compared to the (wonderfully) over the top churches in the city, this is plain by comparison, but situated in a beautiful square and surrounded by beautiful architecture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The complex of this church is worth while visiting. It s more than a church. It s also a garden. The church itself is very charming. For me a highlight of Palermo

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Compared to the (wonderfully) over the top churches in the city, this is plain by comparison, but situated in a beautiful square and surrounded by beautiful architecture.

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Thank Scarlet51
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

a dream place in the old city, spectacular. my favourite place in Palermo, classic, simple, amezing architecture.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Don't miss this ruined monastery and the associated beautiful walled gardens. Just the thing for a contemplative sit and think as time out from a busy walk around the other Palermo sites.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very close to the Palazzo dei Normanni, it is a very quite, suggestive location. There is not much to see, but it is worth a walk in the gardens, looking at the buildings or sitting for a while in the peaceful atmosphere. The ticket is 6 euro. It is not a scam, as someone as suggested: you can find the... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A really peaceful and interesting place to visit if you want to see the way that a religious building can evolve between Christianity and Islam. Worthwhile if only to sit in the garden and relax on a hot day.. Friendly staff will give you some useful information - or they did when we went!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Peaceful and quiet, there's barely any tourists here. Beautiful garden and cloisters to sit and reflect.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

It is actually free to get into this Church. However the two old guys on the door have handwritten a sign saying 6 Euros, and have a packet of tickets to the ruins in Selinunte that they are passing off as official entry tickets to this Church. They will only actually give you the ticket if you actually request it,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Very interesting but quite sparsely decorated. I had expected something more ornate (having visited other Palermo churches) but this church was very plain and possibly more in keeping with the time that it was built.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Beautiful, serene spot not far from Capella Palatina. The gardens and ruins around the domed church are a lovely sanctuary. The only visitors when we saw it, we loved the solitude and tranquility of this place.

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