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Cattedrale di Palermo

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 329 397 7513
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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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Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 329 397 7513
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an interesting building with a rich history. It is worth a visit for its grandeur. If you have a guide book it is easy to put the things in front of you into the proper perspective. That always helps when in a church...More

Thank RERD09
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very imposing building with a rich history. The many architectural styles are a chronology of the many cultures that ruled Sicily.

Thank wpnyc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Perfect, must see while you are in Palermo. Also treasure room and combs, we didn't go to roof because it was close due to rain.

Thank igormijatovic
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For me, the interior didn't match the exterior - but I have to point out that I'm not into roofs or crypts so I only saw a portion of the whole. However, compared with the truly astonishingly beautiful architecture it was a bit of a...More

Thank princessadventure
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed our guided tour. Something not to be missed. Beautiful building. Look out for the sundial illuminating the signs of the zodiac

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We're not big on the cultural front, but we thought we'd have a look. It's a big old cathedral with lots of statues.

Thank fearthemac
Reviewed 6 days ago

Due to a long history of additions this beautiful Cathedral has a complex architecture; its huge and fascinating at first glance, from a distance. It made me feel tiny and insignificant when I stepped inside; its height and dimension was really exciting for my eyes...More

Thank theresadelblues
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place. The roof walk gives a good view over the city. Very impressive art works adorning the interior.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a remarkable site in Palermo. Unique and extremely elegant. The cathedral is large and has pretty grounds in front of the main arcaded entrance.

Thank Krzysztof D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very busy attraction so be prepared for crowds. That being said, there was a wedding going on the day we were there! This is a beautiful church, in a city reknowned for beautiful churches but the very special altar reserved for the...More

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