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The traditional center of Palermo called "Quattro Canti" (Four Corners) is located at the intersection of Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Maqueda, making it the heart of this city's old historic district.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Corso Vittorio Emanuelle | Via Maqueda, 90100, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Walked through this after Pretoria fountain on our way to Palamos cathedral. It is located on an intersection (hence the 4 corners). The architecture of the buildings is very grand and there is a little fountain. Worth walking this way to or from wherever you...More
The grandeur of these buildings is blighted by the endless fridge magnet sellers and the "traditional" band which seems to be there at all hours of the day and night. Try to block out the noise, and just look at the buildings.
Where all city explorations should begin and end. We first saw it ourselves and later with a local who explained the meaning of the various sculptures at each corner. So much to see, do and eat around each corner
This octogonal square (is it really possible?) has 4 sides being the streets and 4 sides being buildings built and designed by Guilio Lasso in 1608-1660. The 4 Baroque buildings contain 4 fountains, 4 statues of 4 seasons, 4 Spanish kings of Sicily and 4...More