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Duomo di Monreale

Piazza Guglielmo II, 1, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 640 4413
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Palermo Shore Excursion: Palermo, Monreale and Mondello Private Day Trip
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Half-day Tour of Monreale, Palermo Market and Palermo City Center
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Piazza Guglielmo II, 1, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 640 4413
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cathedral of Monreale reigns above the golden Valley, overlooking Palermo. King William II founded the Cathedral and Benedictine Monastery in 1174. Inside are beautiful mosaics, and the choir ceiling shows traces of Arab influences. This cathedral is a must see.

Thank Belgy11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Prepare to be amazed when you enter. These mosaics are glorious. We also visited the cloister (6 euros) which was equally good. Don't forget to look at the external wall of the apse which is impressive. A lovely half day.

Thank Douglas645
Reviewed 4 days ago

This church has beautiful mosaics left over from Arab dynasties, when some churches were used as mosques. Jehovah's name is actually in this particular church! I found it interesting that three Arab dynasties ruled Sicily - first the Aghlabids (a "minor" family based in Tunisia...More

Thank volleygirl44
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can get a local bus from outside the Paletine Cahoel in Palermo and be prepared to be amazed by the amazing views on the way up to the Cathderal (duomo). It is a little way outside of Palermo and the bus journey is fairly...More

Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in October when the crowd were smaller and we were ablt to park easily. The cathedral is free although donation are welcome and it is quite wonderful. The stories told in mozaic form are quite captivating. Enjoy!

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We considered coming there by bus, but the stop in Palermo was far from our hotel (Porta Nuova), so we went by car. There really was a problem with parking, but finally we parked free of charge (Saturday). The Duomo is magnificent and unique in...More

Thank Zeituni
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot speak of the cost of this tour--it was included in our group "tour of Sicily.". We had an amazing guide--rattling off all sorts of historic facts--I cannot believe anyone can actually remember dates and all the details that were told. That being said,...More

1  Thank Schellyrae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it is only a short drive out of Palermo allow plenty of time. 30-40 mins by car or longer by bus. Parking can be a problem! There is so so much to see in the Cathedral allow at least 2-3hrs - this is...More

1  Thank Adamthegardener
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Domo was one of the best we have seen in Italy. The narrated walking tour was at your own pace and did a great gob at explains the artistry and history. Well worth the drive from Palermo.

1  Thank Njbob53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us took the 389 bus (every 90 minutes) from Piazza Indipendenza, which we boarded while it was waiting to leave and managed to get seats. However, on the first stop on the way to Monreale a mass of mainly locals crowded the little...More

1  Thank Abuja_blue
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Response from B1714D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Cloister is open at the same time as the Duomo (at least it was when we were Sat morning in July). Separate ticket is payable for visiting the cloister. About visiting during the mass, I'd presume yes, but I'm not... More
6 June 2016|
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Response from TisPete | Reviewed this property |
Oct - April 8am to 12.30pm, 3.30 to 6pm daily.