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Cattedrale di Palermo

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 329 397 7513
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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 medieval crown and a crypt from the VII century. The church is free to enter, there is a ticket to access the monumental area composed by royal tombs, treasury, crypt and the roof.
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 329 397 7513
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You should not miss to visit the impressive Duomo located very close to the Norman Palace. A nice walk on the Corso will bring you there easily.

Thank Vlad M
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a beautiful cathedral with services and a music festival going on during our stay. There is an interesting blend of history at this cathedral and worth a look at visitor info to make the visit worthwhile.

Thank mary19john
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went twice on my visit to Palermo. Day time and paid at night for a night tour. Both were brilliant and a beautiful cathedral inside and out.

Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This active cathedral and catacombs are truly national treasures of Italy. Walking through the cathedral and catacombs was an amazing experience. We were able to see the full catacombs as well as walk the full cathedral and were inspired by its age and beauty.

Thank WanderingOso
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the bus to Palermo and walked up into the old town and found the Cathedral, beautiful building.

Thank family52
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful centrepiece of the city and beautiful building. You can spend a lot of time and climb and enjoy all it has to offer or merely take a quite moment in a lovely historic place (it is really busy though!)

Thank Watson1874
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture on the outside but the rest not very special. We visited it after visiting the chapel in the palace so that must have influenced us

Thank Anca_Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited at the weekend and were limited in what we could access. A 15 minutes wait and we got to go up onto the roof which gave you a great view of the city.

Thank klb99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just walked from our hotel (Grand Hotel des Palmes) to here. The sights of Palermo are quite compact. So coming from Piazza Bellini to see the beautiful fountain and 4 Churches, we walked through a wide pedestrian lane called Via Vittorio Emanuele. The Cathedral...More

Thank Travellingisagift
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Church with stunning rooftop view! This important Church in Palermo has an interesting zodiac meridian line, the city's Patron Saint Rosalia, ancient crypts and is quite cool (literally and figuratively) inside, especially when it is hot outside! While the rooftop may be a bit...More

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Yes, it is a safe area.