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Duomo di Monreale

Piazza Guglielmo II, 1, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 640 4413
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Palermo Shore Excursion: Palermo, Monreale and Mondello Private Day Trip
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Half-day Tour of Monreale, Palermo Market and Palermo City Center
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  • Average1%
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“amazing mosaics” (36 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza Guglielmo II, 1, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic mosaics a real fusion of Islamic ceramics and Norman architecture . Visit to the cloisters also great place to explore .

Thank John G
Reviewed 6 days ago

The walls in this cathedral are covered in the most amazing mosaics telling many stories from the bible. It is beautiful.

Thank TravellerGillian
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best of the Norman sights in Sicily. Beautiful mosaics , large building with cloisters and a wonderful garden. But the well preserved mosaics make the visit worthwhile . Started in the 10th century and improved on during the next 1000 years. beautiful examples if...More

Thank Bear H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a wonderful place to visit, amazing artwork adorns everywhere and its pretty big to boot. The alter is enhanced with huge paintings of the saints, and the history of the religion is shown in murals high above your head. The arc is too small...More

Thank Stuart_Donald
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is rather squashed in its location and the outside gives little indication of the riot of colour within. Get the very good audio guide at he entrance and allow at least 60 minutes to explore the rich mosaics. Even on a dull day,...More

Thank DUN01170
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cathedral of Monreale reigns above the golden Valley, overlooking Palermo. King William II founded the Cathedral and Benedictine Monastery in 1174. Inside are beautiful mosaics, and the choir ceiling shows traces of Arab influences. This cathedral is a must see.

Thank Belgy11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Prepare to be amazed when you enter. These mosaics are glorious. We also visited the cloister (6 euros) which was equally good. Don't forget to look at the external wall of the apse which is impressive. A lovely half day.

Thank Douglas645
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church has beautiful mosaics left over from Arab dynasties, when some churches were used as mosques. Jehovah's name is actually in this particular church! I found it interesting that three Arab dynasties ruled Sicily - first the Aghlabids (a "minor" family based in Tunisia...More

Thank volleygirl44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can get a local bus from outside the Paletine Cahoel in Palermo and be prepared to be amazed by the amazing views on the way up to the Cathderal (duomo). It is a little way outside of Palermo and the bus journey is fairly...More

Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went in October when the crowd were smaller and we were ablt to park easily. The cathedral is free although donation are welcome and it is quite wonderful. The stories told in mozaic form are quite captivating. Enjoy!

Thank Mark G
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Villemela
12 October 2016|
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Response from donnison44 | Reviewed this property |
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Michael H
28 August 2016|
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Response from B1714D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Cloister is open at the same time as the Duomo (at least it was when we were Sat morning in July). Separate ticket is payable for visiting the cloister. About visiting during the mass, I'd presume yes, but I'm not... More
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Response from TisPete | Reviewed this property |
Oct - April 8am to 12.30pm, 3.30 to 6pm daily.
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