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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...more
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The Cathedral is a must stop, very near to the three- four iconic points of Palermo. A vibe city that mixes interesting and valuable art and history. Located in the center a very good place to take the phone and impress yourself from such a...More
Beautiful exterior. Huge but otherwise unremarkable interior. If you are trying to see other sites, skip the Cathedral's interior. Do take 15 minutes to view the exterior. Stand back from it so you can really appreciate it.
We have seen many magnificent Cathedrals in our time so we find it hard to get too excited about any of them. Never-the-less this is quite impressive and worth a visit if you are in the vicinity. The plaza in front of the Cathedral and...More
This is a lovely cathedral that almost springs out of the streets surrounding it.
There is plenty to see inside whether you want sights or just some peaceful contemplation.
There is an extra free to see the tombs of sovereigns, I didn't go in so...More
hardly a trace of the original Norman, gothic or Islamic styles of the outer fabric can be seen inside the building. Everything historical was covered up by marble in later centuries. As a consequence, this church has little if any atmosphere. A major disappointment, given...More
A simply stunning cathedral, with gorgeous architecture inside and out. The best part of the whole experience though was the 5 euro spent to view the city from the roof, which was breathtaking and spectacular. Be warned though, the stairs up are tight and twisty....More