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“frederick ii”(14 reviews)
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...more
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 329 397 7513
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting cathedral - got up to roof - saw the tombs and treasury etc. Enjoyed the visit but visitor info is very patchy, no guide pamphlets appeared available - occasional signs in English but hit or miss. Not cheap Go because you should but don’t...More

Thank Ally0212
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a nice cathedral but there was so many beautiful churches in this city. Crypt was interesting but had to pay extra for this. Roof visit has 120 steep steps and is only about 13 meters long so is full of visitors.this is open...More

Thank Pauline B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The best thing about this cathedral is the walk around the outside. Views are wonderful, architecture is superb. Inside - well, it’s OK but compared with the building is relatively modern. Look out for the toilets! The door is hidden in a chapel behind a...More

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice cathedral in the middle of a pedestrian area. Nice front garden. You can go upstairs and have a wonderful view of Palermo roofs. More spectacular is inside rather than outside.

Thank joanbabot
Reviewed 3 days ago

While it has a very pretty exterior the interior and alter are nothing spectacular. Since it is free to visit it was worth entering simply to check it out. It was a great way to get out of the rain for 30 minutes.

Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As I said in the title the Cathedral is amazing in the outside but is nothing special in the inside. So I suggeste the visitors to come visit because it is a very important place for Palermo but don't aspect anything special in the inside....More

Thank AxDCjr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the Cathedral which is free to enter and walk around. If you want to climb to the roof of the Cathedral there is a small charge €6 there are quite a few stairs in a winding turret with a hand rail...we chose to go...More

Thank pamela a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to many Cathedrals over the years. They are all pretty much the same. We read the information from our guide book and didn't bother with the audio. Good view from the roof.

Thank Fran C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met our guide here for a half day walking tour. It was a great place to start as there was space for us to sit while she went over the basics of a very complicated history. There were lots of places around the cathedral...More

Thank SACALosAngeles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place great architecture with some stunning statues on a bright sunny day in sat outside here admiring the view and the busy town centre behind you

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