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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 5 days ago

A must see when visiting Palermo. The inside of the cathedral but for sure the walk up the roof to see the panoramic view over the city. The cathedral is the outcome of a mixture of different roman, Norman, gothic, arabic and baroc architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank conrad57
Reviewed 6 days ago

The cathedral is one of the first things to do when you visit Palermo! The exterior is very impressive and it is influenced by Arabs,Spanish and Byzantines who consequently has occupied Palermo in the past. Inside it looks like a typical renaissance architecture and it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The architecture of the place is outstanding and the garden beautiful. However, the price to visit this place is too high related to what it offers. There isn't even a caffe where you can sit and relax.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing mix of cultures in only one place , too much history and the inside of the church we’ll conserved

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 979musicm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free and easy to tour on your own. Very little in English descriptions. There are parts that there is an additional fee but we did not participate in that area

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chaplains
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cattedrale di Palermo is a must when visiting Sicily. the square is perfect for meditation and a short break from walking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank guice g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought the 8 euro tour which included the rooftop, the treasures, the crypt snd the catacombs. An amazing cathederal, but my favourity part was the rooftop and the view. Never found the catacombs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 514dougb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unusual and stunning silver altar, domed ceilings with extravagant frescoes. One side chapel holds a series of ancient crypts. Very worthwhile stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LJL1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful exterior, but don’t expect the same feeling of amazement when you enter because the interior has a neo-classical design. If you want to see breath-taking interior art, go to Monreale Cathedral, which is the opposite of Palermo Cathedral.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rfern6n1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today. It is very beautiful inside with a lot of treasures. To enter the cathedral is free but they charge for everything, the treasury, going to the roof.

Date of experience: November 2018
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