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The church is beautiful and if you pay for the ticket, you get a discount in the church next to it. Not everyone knows that on the opposite side of the square there is a monastery - well wort a visit as well!
Beautiful church decorated by a large ensemble of Byzantine mosaics. The interior is exquisite, the mosaics, frescoes were extraordinary. It was originally an Orthodox church, but check out the Arabic inscription in the dome. As varied, multicultural and interesting as most of the buildings from...More
Amazingly beautiful church decorated by a large ensemble of Byzantine mosaics of the highest artistic level! Absolutely to see, along with Capella Palatinate, Cefalu and Monreale cathedrals! The whole interior seems to shine due to golden backgrounds of mosaics. Iconography is also very interesting and...More
This church is the highlight of the classic half day old city sightseeing tour and so easy to do on your own. The Church’s Norman mosaics are amazing - this is a great partner to Monreale and another must-see
A real joy to visit. The baroque is a later refurb (though pleasing to the eye), but the mosaics and general structure are the originals. Having read about the Normans years ago, I was especially looking forward to seeing this church and it didn't disappoint....More
La Martorana is situated right next to San Cataldo. Both churches incorporate features from the time of the Normans. The Martorana's colourful interior contrasts with the spartan San Cataldo but together they provide an insight into the arab-norman architectural fusion in Palermo (with some later...More