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Cathedral Cloister

While not as opulent or decorated as other cloisters I visited in Sicily, or elsewhere, there was a... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
TonyNYC-NY
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New York NY
Interesting

The Cloister in its rectangular shape dates back to ca. 1140. Extensive restoration work completed... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
Glenn S
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 Jun 2018
“Cathedral Cloister”
24 Apr 2018
“Interesting ”
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Piazza del Duomo, 90015, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

In view of the price, there is actually so little to see that I wonder if it is really worth it. The place can be visited in 15 minutes.

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Very disappointing, as there isn't much to see here. Half the cloisters are missing entirely. Save your money.

Thank L3K
Reviewed June 18, 2018

While not as opulent or decorated as other cloisters I visited in Sicily, or elsewhere, there was a quiet and relaxing serenity to this one. It turned out to be a place to sit, rest and enjoy the meditative coolness of the stones and shade.

1  Thank TonyNYC-NY
Reviewed May 2, 2018

There is a sign under the ticket booth stating the site is complete. Not until you are in, do you really evaluate the impact of this. Yes, it's only three euro per person but it's simply not worth the time. A disappointing experience. Spend more...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Nothing much this place. The cathedral is impressive with mosaics on the walls and nice architecture inside.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

The Cloister in its rectangular shape dates back to ca. 1140. Extensive restoration work completed in 2003 enabled it to be re-opened to the public. That work did not seek to rebuild or replace what was missing or to undo all the effects of weather...More

Thank Glenn S
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Sheer beaty here, spend some time looking very closely at all the different pillars as you will see incredible workmanship.

1  Thank Gingerpumpkin
Reviewed October 25, 2017

The most interesting thing in here is the set of columns and capitals around the cloister. But half of them are missing (I wish I'd read the reviews before I went in!!!). See the cloister at Monreale instead.

1  Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed October 21, 2017

You pay at the entrance and then walk up stairs. The sign says part of it is being renovated, but you don't really understand what that means until you get inside. They give you a guide that explains what the tops of the columns are...More

1  Thank stclarapet
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Lovely, peaceful cloisters beside the cathedral. Small entrance fee and the entrance is up a flight of steps. Worth a visit for tranquillity and the beautiful marble pilasters each if which has a different carving.

1  Thank 1C2
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