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Church of San Cataldo

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Neighbourhood: Tribunali
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Address: Piazza Bellini, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 616 1692
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This small church of San Cataldo was built in 1160, during the Norman...

This small church of San Cataldo was built in 1160, during the Norman occupation of Palermo.

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Simply nice.

Worth poking your head in if you`re looking around churches, this ancient little church is very simply decorated........none of the typical "bling" ......but after wandering... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth poking your head in if you`re looking around churches, this ancient little church is very simply decorated........none of the typical "bling" ......but after wandering around lots of other churches, that was really welcome. Most of the churches charge admission but as long as you keep your ticket receipt, there should be a list of others that offer discounts.......Otherwise, you... More 

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Louth, Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Confused this with the adjacent La Martorana - it was in contrast to all the other churches in its simplicity. Very lovely. Strangely whilst all the churches, cathedrals are free of charge this one charged €2.5.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful,simple and moving church. Really recalls the Middle Ages - well worth a visit. The attendants were very helpful

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid the go into the church. Very small inside. The cost was 1.50 euro if you visited another church in Sicily.

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london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

pretty bare inside compared to the other richly decorated churches, €2.50 entrance fee. Simple information sheets in various languages available next to entrance

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Aalborg
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

There is nothing inside the very tiny church. Really nothing. Waste of expectation and of 2,5 euro. Any other church has a lot more to offer you.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I would give it 3 stars but the main fact I didn't quite enjoy this place was because you have to pay to visit it... and it is only a really small church with nothing more than some chairs and a crucifix. If you don't visit this when in Palermo, you're not losing anything.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Extremely unusual architecture, very old, filled wth exquisite art, contemplative, highly recommended. Small but worth it.

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Next to the Martians in the center of Palermo, this is a small church built 800 years ago with a mix of byzantine-arab architecture. The pink domes are a landmark of the toe but the interior is also very interesting with pure design and simple construction with base white gray stones. Aside from ornate columns, the church is bare: the... More 

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Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this church looking for the church next to it. That one wasn't open yet so we decided to visit this one as well. The interior is very humble and small but very nice built. You can see the different styles in building. Just visit this obesity if you have a minute to spare!

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