Fantastic mosaics a real fusion of Islamic ceramics and Norman architecture . Visit to the cloisters also great place to explore .
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The walls in this cathedral are covered in the most amazing mosaics telling many stories from the bible. It is beautiful.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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!