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Address: Piazza Guglielmo II, 1, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 640 4413
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The decoration of this cathedral is so rich, the glittering mosaics, the gold, and the stories that they portray are second to none. The inlaid stone floors are wonder. The mosaic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The decoration of this cathedral is so rich, the glittering mosaics, the gold, and the stories that they portray are second to none. The inlaid stone floors are wonder. The mosaic patterns on the columns and walls are a marvel of painstaking effort. However, the newly renovated dormatario was disappointing, such a lot of New woodwork, to display only a... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a not-to-miss if you are in the Palermo area. Unbelievable mosaics in great condition - the duomo gleams with gold. Make sure you check to get the most up-to-date visiting hours, as we were unable to visit until later in the afternoon when we had expected to be able to visit anytime during the day.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in Palermo, a visit to Monreale is a must. The Duomo is the star attraction of this entire region. The mosaics tell the beautiful stories of the Old and New Testaments and you can buy a map for 1 euro to go along with the mosaics. After that we ate at a restaurant at the Piazza. The... More 

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

Words cannot describe this place - complete work of art and has been painstakingly executed and is beautifully maintained. Please pay to go on the roof and enjoy panoramic views of the cathedral cloisters and surrounding countryside of Palermo - you can also see into the cathedral from a walkway on the way up. It's only c4km from Palermo and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was one of our favourite sites in Sicily. We're not usually interested in religious buildings or monuments, but this cathedral was recommended to us by our tour guide when visiting mount Etna. We came here wanting to escape from hectic Palermo. Monreale is a charming little town where you can just enjoy a cup of coffee whilst looking at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Duomo di monreale is one of the most beautiful churches I've visited. Beautifully decorated with mosaics, and each of them has its own story to tell! Also if you're there definitely go to the terrace where you can see a beautiful panoramic view to Palermo and the surrounding area. Open at 9 am till 1pm, then 3pm till 6pm. Enjoy!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely the main reason for going to Monreale. But if this is your last stop on your Sicilian tour, then it 'May" not wow you as much after seeing so many other amazing Cathedrals. Luckily it was my first cathedral in Sicily! Also check out the narrow local lanes around the centre. We got the 389 bus from Piazza di... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit but not easily accessible by public transportation. The artistry of the mosaic work is beyond words. The mosaic covered the wall, and the ceiling depicting the stories in the Bible. The mosaic on the floor in the back part of the church provides a flavor of the work on the wall. After thousands of years, the mosaic... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral is everything that people praise. This review is a note of caution. The bus that goes to Monreale is very infrequent, like every 1 1/2 hours. It is a very small bus that makes all local stops. On a February Monday, there was virtually not one inch of floor spce left...that crowded.! The return trip was only marginally... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Duomo presides over the centre of Monreale facing two open squares from its towers and terraces you get sweeping views across the town and surrounding countryside. Inside gleaming mosaics executed by Greek craftsmen are simply breathtaking with around 600,000 kilos of gold leaf being used in their construction. The great columns mostly eggshell granite with the odd one of... More 

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